Neolithic cup, probably Longshan

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This cup is 10 cm high, and made from a high fired brown pottery. It is thin-walled with a rounded base. The surface is heavily encrusted due to long burial.

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The surface is inscribed with geometric patterns and dots, The ear and the cup fit perfectly in your hand.

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The shape is almost identical to a black paste Longshan cup from the National Palace Museum Taiwan. This brown paste one seems to fit the quote William Watson made in Ancient China:
The surface of the more refined pieces remained undecorated, but the
grey and the coarse, sandy earthenware is incised or stamped with
ornaments of a simple geometric sort.

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