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Beaker

Asian Art

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
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES ca. 2500 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Middle Jomon Period
    DIMENSIONS 15 7/8 x 12 in. (40.3 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 79.278.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.278.2_PS6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 79.278.2_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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     <em>Beaker</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.278.2_PS6.jpg)