Seller: ukr10 (726) 96.4%, Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 171231284333 Condition: used, no defects, Material: Terracota, Details: Chinese Neolithic earthenware terracotta telescope with 2 handles, 24.7 cm Imprinted parallel lines design all over, with 7 protruding knobs around the base and 2 small handles. The purpose of the pottery holder is unclear. Height: 10 in. = 24.7 cm; Base diameter: 4.9 in. = 12 cm; Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz. = 630 g ; Upper gorge diameter 2.25 in = 5.8 cm;Age: Attributed to Majiayao culture 3100 to 2700 BC; The Majiayao culture (simplified Chinese: 马家窑文化; traditional Chinese: 馬家窰文化; pinyin: Mǎjiāyáo Wénhuà) is a name given by archaeologists to a group of Neolithic communities who lived primarily in the upper Yellow River region in eastern Gansu, eastern Qinghai and northern Sichuan, China. The culture existed from 3100 to 2700 BC. Many believed that Majiayao was a branch of Yangshao Culture and it derived from immigrant farmers of Yangshao in farther east and mixed with local indigenous foragers. However, Xia Nai, the founder of modern archaeology in People's Republic of China, believes that there are lots of differences between Yangshao Culture and Majiayao Culture and he thought Majiayao site is one of the delegate of new culture in Gansu. According to G. Dong, Majiayao culture originated in the westward spread of Yangshao culture (7000-5000 cal BP) to Gansu and Qinghai Provinces from neighboring Central north China, blending with local cultures in Gansu and Qinghai Provinces, developing the local “Yangshao” culture with unique local characteristics (Yan, 1989).PotteryPainted pottery jar from the Majiayao culture Majiayao Culture's most representative artifacts are the painted pottery. Compared with Yangshao pottery, Majiayao potters used pure black color during the early Majiayao Culture, and then mixed black and red on pottery until late Majiayao Culture. The manufacture of large amounts of painted pottery means there were professional craftsmen to produce it, which indicates the appearance of social division of labor. At the end of the third millennium B.C., Qijia culture succeeded Majiayao culture at sites in three main geographic zones: Eastern Gansu, Middle Gansu, and Western Gansu/Eastern Qinghai.