flat, wide, outward-flaring rim; protruding triangular band around thick neck; shallow grooved line drawn into edge of rim; two black spots on body, one on rim; tan patina; small flat foot

Wide-Mouthed Jar, 1st century BCE- 1st century CE

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Earthenware vessels of the prehistoric Yayoi period are distinguished by their simple and elegant designs that emphasize the shape of the vessel rather than surface decoration. These simple vessels, with their boldly swelling bodies and flaring necks, were coil built but finished on the potter’s wheel, giving them graceful symmetry. The dry clay was then rubbed with a smooth tool before firing, resulting in a smooth, slightly polished surface.

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Title
Wide-Mouthed Jar
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2011.10
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flat, wide, outward-flaring rim; protruding triangular band around thick neck; shallow grooved line drawn into edge of rim; two black spots on body, one on rim; tan patina; small flat foot