Deep Cooking Vessel

Deep Cooking Vessel

c. 2500 BC

Japan, Jōmon period

(c. 10,500-300 BC)

Earthenware with impressed and carved decoration

Diameter: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.); Overall: 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1998.32

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This cooking vessel was formed by piling coils of clay atop one another, smoothing and thinning the walls, and then adding surface decoration. These designs consist of vertical incised squiggle lines as well as impressed rope patterns (jōmon), diagonal lines that create texture. Jōmon are typical of vessels of the era, so archaeologists named the period after them.

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