Jar with swastika design

Jar with swastika design
Majiayao culture, Machang type (Gansu or Qinghai province)

No: 0002

Date: late 3rd millennium BCE
Material: Buff-red earthenware
Height: 15 inches (38.1 cm)

A typical shape for a jar from the Majiayao culture of the Neolithic period. The upper part of the vessel is decorated with encircled swastikas and other geometric patterns. The bottom part of the jar is undecorated.

Photo by Maria Paula Armelin

 

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