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Pottery Jar with Snake Design
 

Neolithic Age

Height: 14.7cm   Mouth Diameter: 17.2cm  

Bottom Diameter: 11.6cm

Unearthed from the eastern suburbs of Xi'an City in 1981

Twined around the pottery jar are two sculptured snakes which were believed to be both dreadful and mysterious. This complicated feeling towards snakes is exemplified by the frequently found snakes as decorative motifs.