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An excellent neolithic tripod (Li) pottery vessel from the Xiajiadian Culture of either Inner Mongolia or Liaoning Province, circa 2500-1500 BC. Constructed of a buff colored earthenware with partially hollowed-out udder-shaped legs, it has a slender and well-burnished body that flares out to a wide rim. This particular piece has signs of root growth impressions and chalky calcified deposits, both indicia of age and burial. There are identical pieces published in the secondary literature. See Dawn of the Yellow Earth, Ancient Chinese Ceramics of the Meiyintang Collection, by Regina Krahl, page 94, item 40, and also Yuegutang: A Collection of Chinese Ceramics in Berlin, page 40, item 22. Size and Condition: 9 1/4 inches tall, 6 1/2 inches wide. While most of these pieces are unearthed with damage and have been repaired or restored to some degree, this is one of those miraculous rarities that has survived unscathed. ---TEXAS COLLECTION---

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Neolithic Pottery Vessel . Xiajiadian. C. 2500-1500

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Dec 1, 2018