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.

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


Height: 44.000 cm

Museum number

Asia JA F2238


William Gowland Collection


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