A large Chinese Neolithic Impressed Pottery Jar of the Caiyuan Culture.
This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made some 4,000 years ago by peoples of the Caiyuan Culture (c. 2600 - 2200 BC) and would have been excavated from the Ningxia Autonomous Region in the north of China. This fine example shows a scene with bird and what appears to be a dog.
It is quite "heavily-potted" and has been fired to a very pleasing orange-brown colour.
A very large example at 44 cms.
China, Caiyuan Culture, C. 2600-2200 BC.
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Ex. Private collection, Glasgow, United Kingdom.