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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Chinese (Majiayao Culture, Banshan phase)
Title:Jar (Guan)
Date Made:ca. 2800-2300 BCE
Type:Container
Materials:Earthenware; burnished with red and black pigment
Place Made:Asia; China; Gansu Province
Measurements:Overall: 11 1/2 in x 13 in x 13 in; 29.2 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscriptions.
Accession Number:  MH 2012.40.3
Credit Line:Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Ceramic funerary storage jar, wide shouldered with two small handles, painted design of black and red bands on the upper region.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; indigenous people; pottery; funeral rites and ceremonies; vessels; containers

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+2012.40.3

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