About this artwork
Figurines from the Jomon period have been found in greater numbers than figural representations from Neolithic China or Korea, pointing toward Japan’s rich ritual life, within which these figurines played an important role. Though roughly executed, this figurine exudes human expression.
- Smiling Figurine
- 1000 BC–300 BC
- H. 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
- Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; President's Exhibition and Acquisition Fund