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Japanese Late Jomon Ceramic Figure

Lot 0027
Japanese Late Jomon Ceramic Figure
A rather good example, such termed a Dogu clay figure, this type of the third and last phase, circa 1000 to about 350 BC. Generally classed as the earliest of Japanese figural art, they acted as effigies of people, manifesting some kind of sympathetic magic. Believed that misfortune or illness could be transfered from persons into them and then could be destroyed. This one is in especially fine condition, a modest chip at back of one heel. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. Approx. 10.25" height

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Japanese Late Jomon Ceramic Figure

Estimate $1,800 - $2,400Sep 08
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Cuddebackville, NY, USA
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