ANCIENT CHINESE NEOLITHIC POTTERY VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao Culture, ca. This is a magnificent original ANCIENT CHINESE NEOLITHIC POTTERY VESSEL , Kansu, Yangshao Culture, ca.
This rare ancient pottery vessel measures 5 high, 5 ½ wide (at the handles), and is extensively decorated overall in a cross hatch pattern in shades of brown, cream and dark orange. There are two repairs to the rim and two round chips to either side of the body, with soil and natural encrustations due to extreme age and wear.They are thought to have been the first to harvest silk from the silkworm, initiating a tradition the Chinese are still famous for today. While few specifics are known about the Yangshao culture, information gathered from archaeological excavations of tombs and tribal villages has provided a rudimentary vision of life in prehistoric China. Furthermore, the geometric paintings that decorate Neolithic vessels represent some of the earliest evidence of the origins and evolution of calligraphic writing in China. While these designs are purely abstract and in no way constitute a written language, the patterns, motifs, and application of paint all serve to give us insight into the intellectual and aesthetic atmosphere that would eventually foster the creation of Chinese symbols. The item "ANCIENT CHINESE NEOLITHIC POTTERY VESSEL, Kansu, Yangshao Culture, ca.
C" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "sf-fineart" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.