This cylindrical vessel, with flaring mouth and loop handles, is enlivened with impressed, incised, and molded geometric ornament. Such elaborate decoration characterizes ceramic vessels from the Jomon culture in Japan, and gives the earthenware its name, which literally means "cord-pattern." The Jomon culture is considered one of the earliest cultures to have produced ceramics in East Asia.
- Medium: Earthenware with painted decoration
- Dates: ca. 2500 B.C.E.
- Period: Middle Jomon
- Dimensions: 15 7/8 x 12 in. (40.3 x 30.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Asian Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Asian Galleries, The Arts of Japan, 2nd Floor
- Accession Number: 79.278.2
- Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Beaker, ca. 2500 B.C.E. Earthenware with painted decoration, 15 7/8 x 12 in. (40.3 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus, 79.278.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (64%)