- Museum number
Pedestal jar with miniature jars and figures attached to shoulder section (daitsuki komochitsubo). Globular body with flattened shoulder, neck expanding towards mouth with slightly inclining rim, placed on wide pedestal expanding towards foot and perforated with five slits; attached to shoulder three jars, partially fragmented, and several figures, including deer, boatmen, hunting dogs and boar. Made of high-fired stoneware with natural ash glaze.
- Production date
Diameter: 19 centimetres
Height: 32 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Smith et al 1990
The jar has several traditional features of Sue tomb wares. The base is pierced like a ceremonial stand, and additional vessels have been fused to the sides; most notably simple models of boatmen and animals have been attached to the shoulder.
Description by Maeda Toshio:
The Gowland archaeology research team (including Profs Ichinose Kazuo and Hishida Tetsuo) thinks it was made in the southern Kyushu area - Miyazaki or Kumamoto. (Mar 2013)
Reproduced in William Gowland, 'The Dolmens and Burial Mounds in Japan', Archaeologia [Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London] 55:2 (1897), plate XLI, fig. 6.
- On display (G93/dc5/sH)
- One of the three small vases attached to the shoulder (made of plaster) is chipped.
- Acquisition date
- 15 April 1889
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: J.61 (Gowland number)