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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Name-CRT: Japan
Title: Bottle
View: Principal view
Creation Date: date unknown
Creation Place: Japan
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware with incised designs
Dimensions: H. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)
Description: This small, bulbous-shaped bottle with narrow neck is typical of wares found at Late Jomon sites in the Tohoku region. While the southern and western parts of Japan were responding to foreign influences at this time, this area in northern Honshu became a center of traditional pottery production. Although the red pigment applied to the surface of this vessel is unusual, the sophisticated, incised decoration is typical. The small size of this bottle and its relatively simple, compact profile exemplify Late Jomon ceramic-making trends, which reveal a declining interest in sculptural embellishment and elaborate decoration in favor of greater integration of ornamentation and form. The thin walls of the bottle indicate improvements made in potting methods. Flanking the shoulders and lower section are two sets of apertures, through which a thin cord could be threaded to suspend the container.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1975.268.184
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
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Late Jomon period (ca. 1500?1000 B.C.)
AMICA ID: MMA_.1975.268.184
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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