Vessel with two half-loop handles

 

Vessel with two half-loop handles
Yangshao culture, early Banpo type (Shaanxi province)

No: 0001

Date: 5th millennium BCE
Material: earthenware
Height: 9 inches (22.86 cm)
Width: 13 inches (33.02 cm)

This boat-shaped vessel is decorated with two half-loop handles and an elongated neck, which becomes slightly bulbous towards the mouth. The traces of painted decoration appear to be a crisscross, net-like pattern.

Photo by Maria Paula Armelin

 

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