Female Figurine with Topknot

A work made of earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

c. 1000–300 B.C.

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Jomon figurines vary greatly in size, manufacture, and refinement, but they are often found broken, having been used or thrown away as part of a ritual. This figure has quite a bit of personal adornment. Most noticeable is the elaborate hairstyle; patterns on the shoulders may indicate a type of shawl, or perhaps tattoos or body painting. Red pigment covers the hair, forehead, and mouth.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 102

Title

Female Figurine with Topknot

Origin

Japan

Date

1000 BC–300 BC

Medium

Earthenware

Dimensions

H. 14 cm (5.5 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; President's Exhibition and Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2010.293

Extended information about this artwork

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