Cooking Vessel

Cooking Vessel

c. 2500 BC

Japan, Jōmon period

(c. 10,500-300 BC)

Earthenware with impressed and applied designs

Diameter: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); height: 45.7 cm (18 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Mr. Joseph Brotherton 1991.172



This asymmetrical vessel has designs made by pressing cord or rope onto the damp clay and cylinders of clay applied to the surface. Based on its designs and shape, it was likely produced in the northern Kanto region. For reasons unknown today, different regions created signature styles.

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