c. 2500 BCE
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
Jōmon, impressed rope patterns, are typical of vessels of this era, so archaeologists named the period after them.
This cooking vessel was formed by piling coils of clay atop one another, smoothing and thinning the walls, and then adding surface decoration. Vertical incised squiggle lines as well as diagonal impressed cord patterns create texture. The mouth rises in four dramatic triangular forms, each with a coiled design inside.
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