tall, thin jar with pointed lower end, small mouth and very short neck; decorated with incised diagonal lines

Storage Bottle, 5000-4000 BCE

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This long slender water vessel was created in northwest China in the Yangshao period. It was used to retrieve and store water from local rivers. The long pointed end could be used to anchor the jar along the stream in mud or in a hole dug into dirt when carried away. Some examples have been found in sites associated with Neolithic burial rituals.

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Title
Storage Bottle
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Artist
Accession Number
98.125
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tall, thin jar with pointed lower end, small mouth and very short neck; decorated with incised diagonal lines