A large painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, 3rd millenium BC

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Lot 73. A large painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, 3rd millenium BC; 1712 in. (44 cm.) wide across handlesEstimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

The compressed globular jar with two small loop handles is painted in red and black with medallions filled with a chequerboard design within bold spirals.

ProvenanceJ.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1992.

Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020