Dogū (Clay Figurine), 土偶, Final Jōmon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware with cord-marked and incised decoration, H

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Dogū (Clay Figurine), 土偶, Final Jōmon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware with cord-marked and incised decoration, H
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Image ID: KC767E
Dogū (Clay Figurine), 土偶, Final Jōmon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware with cord-marked and incised decoration, H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm), Ceramics, Like most figurines found at Jōmon sites, this one is broken at the waist, perhaps deliberately. Archaeologists conjecture that such figurines were used in ancient practices to ensure fertility