A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 1218. A painted pottery two-handled jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

The compressed globular jar with two loop handles and cylindrical neck, the body and neck painted in red and black with bold spirals.

ProvenanceGalaxie Art & Gift Company, Hong Kong, 1988.
The Irving Collection, no. 796.

Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019