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Trumpet-necked storage jar

 

Height: 44.000 cm

William Gowland Collection

Asia JA F2238

Rooms 92-94: Japan

    Trumpet-necked storage jar

    From Japan
    Yayoi period (about 300 BC - 30 AD)

    Red pottery from early Japan

    This large jar has a rounded base which was pushed into the ground during use. It is decorated with a cord-pattern relief moulding at the join of the neck, demonstrating the persistence of Jōmon decorative effects into the Yayoi period. It also has the distinctive combed wave patterns of the Yayoi period around the outside of the rim and an impressive natural ash glaze.

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