Japanese Figurine of a Female, c. 1000 - 800 BCE, in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Over the years, archaeologists have uncovered many different kinds of clay figurines—dogū—dating to Japan’s prehistoric Jōmon period (14,000–300 bce). The most diverse forms have been excavated in northeastern Japan, where this figurine of a female was discovered. Some are seated, others standing, some have heart-shaped heads, others round and wearing headpieces, some have little or no surface decoration, and others, like this example, known as a shakōki or “goggle-eyed” type, have distinctive large eyes and are adorned with color and complex carved decorations. More information about the object here: http://collections.artsmia.org/art/124688/figurine-of-a-female-unknown-japanese Made with a few hundred 20-megapixel photos, built in PhotoScan. This is a low-res version of the object; contact [email protected] for a higher-resolution file.
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Art, M. I. o. (2018, December 12). Female Jomon Figurine. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/396/female-jomon-figurine/
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