Deep Pot

A work made of earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

c. 2000–1000 B.C.

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

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.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 102

Title

Deep Pot

Origin

Japan

Date

2500–500 AD

Medium

Earthenware

Dimensions

42.5 × 32.2 × 32 cm (16 3/4 × 12 5/8 × 12 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund

Reference Number

2009.627

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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