Jomon Period Dogu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 06 December 2018

This is a headless dogu. Earthenware figures (dogu) were important in the Jomon period and as many as 1000 have been found at some sites. Some seem to represent imaginary animals but most are human in shape. Are they females, or without a specific gender? They seem to have been used in rituals, during which most were deliberately broken and thrown away. Earthenware. From Chubu region, Japan. Middle Jomon period, c. 2500 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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