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Pottery Zun with Wide Flared Mouth Xiajiadian Culture 夏家店文化

Pottery Zun with Wide Flared Mouth
The Painted Pottery of the Xiajiadian Culture 夏家店文化彩陶

The Xiajiadian culture was concentrated in southwest Liaoning Province and the northeast of present-day Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A great number of the pots from this culture survived. It was a later culture, following the Hongshan culture, and was common from 2200 BC to 1600 BC. The area was very populous indicating a very successful economy and culture. Most of the surviving pots are for everyday use but still show sophisticated technique and design. The Zun shown above was for holding wine.

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