This pot is an excellent example of the relationship between the Banshan Culture and the earlier Majiashao culture. The first pot shown in the section on Majiashao culture (respeated below for your convenience) has a similar design. The addition of red highlights, the stronger expression of the whirlpool design, and the surrounding patterns all declare the designs as member of the same family but with a twist.
Last update: September 2013
© Marilyn Shea, 2013