This small double-handled jar dates to the Banshan phase of the Majiayao culture, approximately 2500 BCE. It is painted with geometric designs over a buff colored clay body. The Majiayao culture was located in the present day province of Gansu and is well known for its Neolithic earthenware such as this piece.
Provenance: John Young Collection.
John Young was an accomplished artist and collector of fine art and antiquities of well renown in Hawaii. His collections of art make up the large portion of the University of Hawaii John Young Museum of Art as well as the Honolulu Academy of Arts John Young Gallery.
Age: Neolithic ca 2500 BCE
Size: 4.75 inches high, 7.5 inch diam