This cylindrical vessel, with flaring mouth and loop handles, is enlivened with impressed, incised, and molded geometric ornament. Such elaborate decoration characterizes ceramic vessels from the Jomon culture in Japan, and gives the earthenware its name, which literally means "cord-pattern." The Jomon culture is considered one of the earliest cultures to have produced ceramics in East Asia.
Earthenware with painted decoration
ca. 2500 B.C.E.
Middle Jomon Period
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus
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Beaker, ca. 2500 B.C.E. Earthenware with painted decoration, 15 7/8 x 12 in. (40.3 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus, 79.278.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.278.2_PS6.jpg)
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