Ancient Chinese Neolithic Frog Amphora Pot Vase Yangshao Culture - 3000 Bc For Sale
A superb,large andgenuine ancient Chinese Prehistoric Terracotta vase / amphora, dating to approximately 3000 B.C.
This attractive earthenware vase dates to the Majiayao phase of China's Yangshao Culture. It is of typical form, with large bulbous body, flaring neck and strap handles. The piece is decorated throughout with attractive linearpatterns in black on a red slip.Unusually, stylised frogs decorate the sides of the piece.
The loop-handlespoint down, giving the pot an anthropomorphic look.
The Yangshao Culture was a Neolithic (late stone age) culture that flourished along China's Yellow river from the 6th Millennium B.C.. Yangshao artists reached their peak in the Majiayao period and produced some spectacular forms of pottery at a remarkably early period in human history. This pottery is entirely handmade as these people had no knowledge of the wheel.
For a similar example currently at the world famous Metropolitan Museum please see the following link.
Condition: Very good. With areas of possible minor restoration.
This piece is from a large number of mostly Chinese antiques, purchased from a shop clearance in the south of England. These items were all exhibited at London department store Fortnum & Mason, approximately 15 years ago. Scans of the exhibition flyer, obtained from the previous owner, can be supplied to the buyer upon request.
Please note this is a genuine and valuable Neolithic pot offered with to promote our other Chinese antiquities.
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