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Large Double Ear Pot with Red and Black Oval Designs, Fish Scales and Lattice Banshan Culture 半山文化

Large Double Ear Pot with Red and Black Oval Designs, Fish Scales and Lattice
The Painted Pottery of the Banshan Culture 半山文化彩陶

The Banshan culture developed out of the Majiayao culture and further developed their painting motifs. The culture is dated from 2500 BC to 2300 BC and is centered in what is now Gansu Province.

The addition of a deep red, stronger whorls with enclosed borders, and deliberate fish scale and lattice designs add a sophistication and confidence to the pottery. In addition, there is the appearance of geometric patterns as seen on the small pot on the right.








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