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Fine Late Neolithic  Funerary Urn.  Shijiahe Culture.  2500 – 2000 BC.  China.

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A funerary vessel found near Yichang, western Hubei Province and near the Yangtze River.

 

Such vessels were quite common and they were left with the deceased in hopes that their souls would eventually reside in the vessel.  The culture did not last long and was preceded by the Qujialing culture.  Rough area.

 

This vessel was brought to the United States in the 1930s by a anthropologist.  In the 1960s, it was acquired by a antiquities dealer in San Francisco.  From there,  two additional collectors kept it in their estates . . . .  until now.

 

Other than the chip in the lip, the rest of the vessel is in good condition.   Stand not included.

 

For the Serious Collector of funerary or Neolithic antiquities.

 

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