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One Ear, One Handle Pot with Human Figure, Circles, and Cross Design Machang Culture 马厂文化

One Ear, One Handle Pot with Human Figure, Circles, and Cross Design
The Painted Pottery of the Machang Culture 马厂文化彩陶

Picasso would love that single eye. The museum called the figure in the circle on the side of the pot a swastika, but I downgraded that to a cross. Swustikas are so closely associated with Buddhism that it would be confusing to imply that they were a common decorative motif during the Neolithic period or that they had any of the associated meanings. It is simply a geometric design with a passing resemblance to a swastika.







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