Painted pottery urnOn display
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Painted pottery urn
Associated placeAsia China Gansu province (possible) (possible place of creation)Asia China Shaanxi province (possible) (possible place of creation)
Date4000 - 3000 BC
Neolithic Period (China) (c. 10,000 - c. 2000 BC)
Material and technique
earthenware, painted in red and dark-brown
Dimensions33.7 x 35 x 30.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.