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Deep Pot, c. 2000–1000 B.C.
42.5 x 32.2 x 32 cm (16 3/4 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund, 2009.627
Here intersecting ribbons made up of incised lines and additional cord-impressed decoration within the spaces created by the ribbons cover roughly two-thirds of the pot’s surface. On the rim, the decoration continues on four spool-shaped protrusions. This particular tall, conical form is a rare shape in ceramics of the Jomon period. Only one other pot of this exact shape is known (Tokyo National Museum); it was excavated at the Horinouchi site near Funabashi, Chiba, and it is likely that this jar was unearthed in the same region.
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