c. 100 BC-100 AD
Diameter: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.); Overall: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1984.26
The banding around this jar’s upper portion is an unusual feature for Yayoi pottery, which usually has a flat surface. It was likely made in western Japan, between Seto in Aichi prefecture and Kyushu, the southernmost main island. It is not believed to be a cooking vessel, but may have been used for storage. The ash spots occurred naturally during firing.
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