Vessel with two half-loop handles
Yangshao culture, early Banpo type (Shaanxi province)
Date: 5th millennium BCE
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