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Jar

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese2500-1500 BCE

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Japanese ceramic tradition began more than ten thousand years ago during the Jomon period (10,500-300 BCE). Some of Japan's earliest potters produced bold, asymmetrical designs and forms like this one, which appears strikingly modern.

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  • Title: Jar
  • Date: 2500-1500 BCE
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: h14.13 in (Overall)
  • Provenance: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund, the Henry B. Keep Fund, and the East Asian Art Revolving Fund, 1999
  • Type: Ceramics
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Earthenware with applied and incised decoration
  • Artist/Maker: Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

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