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Red Color zoomorphic Hu-jar
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

There is a handle on the back and two holes at both ends,one at the tail and another one at the mouth. The first was used for pouring water into the vessel and the latter for pouring water out.The design is skillful and beautiful. It is a wonderful object.

History of the Object
The Dawenkou culture is a name given by archaeologists to a group of Neolithic communities who lived primarily in Shandong. The culture existed from 4100 BC to 2600 BCE. The Dawenkou Site is located along the Wenhe River in Dawenkou Town of Tai'an City, Shandong Province. The Shandong Provincial Museum carried out an excavations in 1959. The Dawenkou Culture was named after the site in 1964. The site dates back to 3500-2500 BCE.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
pottery 
Measurements
Height 21.6 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Dawenkou Culture 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 41th century ~ BCE 26th century 
Creation date
BCE; 41st - 26th Century BCE; Neolithic Age, Dawenkou Culture (4100 BCE - 2600 BCE); Middle Phase. 
Function
Water Container 
Acquisition
Unearthed from Dawenkou site in Tai'an City in 1959 and then trasnferred to the museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Shandong Museum 
Museum
Shandong Museum 
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