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Object Number: 93-6-1
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Neolithic
Chinese
Provenience: China
Gansu
Shaanxi
Period: Neolithic
Date Made: Yang Shao
Early Date: -5000
Late Date: -3000
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Bichrome
Credit Line:Purchased from Jacksonville Art Museum, 1993
Other Number1972.94.1 - Old Museum Number
L-736-1 - Old Loan Number

Description

Ceramic bichrome two-handled funerary urn. Painted pottery of this type is typical of Banpo, Banshan, and other sites along the Yellow River in North China. Flat base with an ovoid body; shoulders slope up to thumb-width constriction under short plain flared rim. Piece has two short vertical band handles. Painted decoration: shoulder zone of 4-wave meanders of 5 bands; added bands filling triangular interstices; bands fire purple to dark brown; occasional bands with fine serrated borders. Interior and exterior of rim has garland. Heavy fabric, fine clay fired orange-buff; wheel-smoothed/polished (over paint) surface; some wheel-scars and pocks.


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