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Torso of a Figurine

Period:
Middle Jōmon period (ca. 3000–2000 B.C.)
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 5/8 in. (1.6 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:
1975.268.187
Not on view
Inscription: Single box; inscription on paper inside lid: Excavated at Nagashima Nakamura, Hiraizumo cho, Iwate Prefecture
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
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