Dogū (Clay Figurine)


Final Jōmon period (ca. 1000–300 BCE)

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.

Dogū (Clay Figurine), Earthenware with cord-marked and incised decoration, Japan

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