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Jar

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Middle Jomon Period (2500-1500 BCE)

Date:
2500-1500 BCE

Medium:
Earthenware with applied and incised decoration

Dimensions:
Height: 14 1/8 inches (35.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1999-130-1

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund, the Henry B. Keep Fund, and the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 1999

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Label:
The Japanese ceramic tradition began more than ten thousand years ago during the Jomon period (10,500-300 BCE). Some of Japan's earliest potters produced bold, asymmetrical designs and forms like this one, which appears strikingly modern.