Pottery vessel

Late Jōmon period, 2000-1000 BC

Low-fired pottery

This vessel has a gentle outward curve ending in a wide mouth. It is decorated with an all-over design made by the impression of a cord, and a shallowly incised border. It belongs to the final phase of Jōmon wares (about 2000-1000 BC). It was probably used for boiling food, including plants, nuts, fish and meat.

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L. Smith, V. Harris and T. Clark, Japanese art: masterpieces in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)

I. Freestone and D. Gaimster, Pottery in the making: world-1 (London, The British Museum Press, 1997)


Height: 26.800 cm

Museum number

Asia JA 1956.7-16.1



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