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土偶
Dogū (Clay Figurine)

Period:
Final Jōmon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.)
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Earthenware with cord-marked and incised decoration
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.268.193
Not on view
Like most figurines found at Jōmon sites, this one is broken at the waist, perhaps deliberately. Archaeologists conjecture that such figurines were used in ancient practices to ensure fertility.
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