Ovoid Jar

Ovoid Jar is a jar uncluttered with decoration except for small combed incisions and flat braided cord. The black flame at the bottom of the jar is a natural consequence of the firing process
Yayoi period (300 B.C.–A.D. 300)
c. A.D. 100
Low-fired clay
H. 18 7/16 in. (46.8 cm); Diam. 12 5/16 in. (31.3 cm)
AP 1984.15
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This jar, characterized by its graceful lines and uncluttered form, is a fine example of the pottery of the Yayoi period, which marks the first settled population in Japan. The combed incisions and flat braided cord are typical Yayoi decorations. The black flame mark is a natural occurrence in the firing process.


(Michael Goedhuis, Ltd., Colnaghi Oriental, London); purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1984.