Authentic Neolithic Terracotta Large Vase / Pot / Container Amphora.  China

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A rare opportunity to purchase a Chinese Neolithic vase of this quality.

 

From the Clarence Warnock Collection.  Warnock was a renowned Indiana USA archeologist who spent - from the late 1920s to the early 1930s - exploring the ancient Colima ruins and opening the tombs on behalf of the Mexican government.  Most of the artifacts recovered from his work were exported to the United States from Mexico during the early part of 1928, with the approval of the Mexican government.  His personal collection became huge and portions were donated to an Indiana museum decades ago.

 

Warnock also had a sizable Neolithic collection from China.  This is one of his “best” pieces . . .  primarily because of its condition.

 

This piece was acquired by an elderly acquaintance of Mr.  Warnock . . . A. Boyce, an avid antiquities dealer in Florida.  His wife knew the Warnock family and was able to acquire this piece and others in the 1980s from a Warnock family grandson.

A superb, large and genuine ancient amphora-shaped vessel - dating to approximately 3000 B.C. – represents the Majiayao phase of China's Yangshao Culture. It is of typical form, with large bulbous body, flaring neck and mid-body handles. The piece is decorated with attractive linear and crosshatch patterns.

The Yangshao Culture was a Neolithic (late stone age) culture that flourished along China's Yellow river from the 6th Millennium B.C..  Yangshao artists – during the Majiayao period - produced some spectacular forms of pottery at a remarkably early period in human history. Handmade with small decorative protrusions near the mouth.  Other than a few flaws, this vessel is in excellent condition.   Stand not inlcuded.

Museum quality for the Serious Collector.

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