A JOMON VESSEL, JOMON PERIOD, (BC 2000-300)
of low fired reddish clay with cord design
49.5 cm., 19½in. high
- There is some old restoration as is typical of this ware and one handle is damaged.
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The elaborately decorated three-dimensional handle placed on three points of the upper edge of the vessel suggests that this ware was used in a hanging position, supported by a cord. The blackened soot on the top half of the vessel indicates use over a fire.