jomon figure from prehistoric Japan...circa 12000 years old...thought to be a dogu, a type of talisman

The ancient Jomon of Japan: History and Pictures - Incipient Jomon B. They produced deep pottery cooking containers with pointed bottoms and rudimentary cord markings—among the oldest examples of pottery known in the world.

Japanese clay figure made in Jyomon era (BC 145~3000)

japaneseaesthetics: “ years old Heart-shaped clay figures ( Late Jomon ) Gunma Prefecture East Azuma town Gohara ruins Japan ”

A clay figure   Jomon ancient period in Japan

Is this a zipper on it? A clay figure Jomon ancient period in Japan

Jomon Dogu

Jomon Pottery

Masked dogū from Nakappara, Nagano prefecture, Japan. BC Dogu are from the earliest-dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dating to the prehistoric Jomon period, which began years ago.

Fragment of a Dogu Figure, Japan, Final Jomon Period, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, UEA 1187, Photo: James Austin

Fragment of a Dogu Figure, Japan, Final Jomon Period, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, UEA Photo: James Austin

From Kamikurokoma, Misaka-cho, Yamanashi.  Jomon Period.  3000-2000 B.C.E. - A dogu, prehistoric Japanese clay figurines representing humans and animals that are felt to have been used in sympathetic magic - shamanic healing, fertility and funerary rites. It is also suggested that some of the dogu represent mother goddesses.

Clay figure from prehistoric Japan, known as Dogu. Dates from the Jomon period, approximately BC


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