Smiling Figurine

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

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.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 102

Title

Smiling Figurine

Origin

Japan

Date

1000 BC–300 BC

Medium

Earthenware

Dimensions

H. 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2010.292

Extended information about this artwork

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