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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    2600 BC-2300 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 8

This jar was used to store grains and other foods. In neolithic China such jars were daily utensils. When their owners died they were sometimes buried with them.

Physical description

Earthenware jar with painted decoration

Place of Origin

China (made)


2600 BC-2300 BC (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted


Height: 20.3 cm

Descriptive line

Earthenware jar with painted decoration, Yangshao culture, Neolithic period, ca. 2600-2300 BC

Labels and date

Jar with geometric design
Stone Age
2600-2300 BC

Jars were used to store grains and other foods, both for daily use and for burial.

Earthenware painted in red and black pigments
Yangshao culture, north China

Museum no. C.115-1930 [2007]




East Asia Collection

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