Chinese Qijia Culture Neolithic Squatted Amphora


A Chinese Neolithic squatted amphora potted in orange terracotta and dating to the Qijia culture. The vessel features a wide funnel mouth and two laterally positioned handles that join the mouth to the waist. The shape of the vessels echoes the popular saddle shape, which became one of the distinctive traits of the Siwa culture.

Date: Circa 2200-1500 BC
Period: Neolithic Period
Provenance: The C. Roger Moss OBE collection. The late C. Roger Moss OBE was a renowned art collector who, throughout the years, thanks to his determination and enthusiasm, was able to create an outstanding collection of artworks, most prominently from China and the Orient, but also from other cultures.
Condition: Very fine, light earthly encrustations to the surface. Small chip to the rim.


SKU: CS-177 Category: Tag:

The Qijia culture was a Neolithic culture that grew along the Yellow River from the 3rd millennium until the 2nd millennium BC, one of the earliest culture in ancient China. Such earthenware vessels were designed primarily for use over display, and this early need for basic pottery has remained relevant, especially in a culture such as Qijia, which was transitioning from mobile to sedentary existence. The Qijia culture pottery is rare compared to the other Chinese Neolithic ceramic.

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Weight 292 g
Dimensions H 11.5 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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