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A red pottery bowl with fine pricked designs, Yangshao culture, Banpo phase, c. 4800-4300 B.C. 仰韶文化 半坡類型 紅陶錐刺紋盌

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A red pottery bowl with fine pricked designs, Yangshao culture, Banpo phase, c. 4800-4300 B.C. 仰韶文化 半坡類型 紅陶錐刺紋盌

A red pottery bowl with fine pricked designs, Yangshao culture, Banpo phase, c. 4800-4300 B.C. 仰韶文化 半坡類型 紅陶錐刺紋盌

Property from the Ronald W. Longsdorf Collection

A red pottery bowl with fine pricked designs,

Yangshao culture, Banpo phase, c. 4800-4300 B.C.

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仰韶文化 半坡類型 紅陶錐刺紋盌


d. 19.2 cm

Small sections of the rim appear to have been lightly retouched. The bowl is otherwise in overall good condition with typical insignificant old flakes.


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Ronald W. Longsdorf, The Pottery Age: An Appreciation of Neolithic Ceramics from China, Circa 7000 BC - Circa 1000 BC, Hong Kong, 2020, pl. 11.


Ronald W. Longsdorf, 《陶誌:中國新石器時代陶器 約西元前7000年 – 前1000年》,香港,2020年,圖版11

Evenly decorated with 'pricking' or 'notching' around the upper section of the exterior, the pottery bowl would have required the potter's superb attention to detail and most skilled execution. While other 'pricked' examples from the Yangshao culture are known, such as a similar but smaller bowl (h. 8.5 cm) from the Meiyintang collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol. III, London, 2006, no. 1018, there are comparatively fewer 'pricked' pottery vessels than painted or other undecorated monochrome vessels of the same period.