Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Mysterious Dogū figures of Japan.

Dogū figures are from the earliest-dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dating to the prehistoric Jomon period (14,000–400 BC).

Dogū are constructed of clay and are typically 10 to 30 cm high.
Most of the figurines appear to be modeled as female, and have
big eyes, small waists, and wide hips. They are considered by
many to be representative of Goddesses. Many have large
abdomens associated with pregnancy, suggesting that the Jomon
considered them Mother Goddesses.

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