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The Power of Dogu

£75.00

Product description

Born from the earliest dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dogū - abstract clay figurines with recognisably human features - are a link back to the lost worlds of the remarkable Jomon period (c. 10,000-500 BC). They have been excavated in large quantities from sites throughout the country. Many were deliberately broken before burial which has raised intriguing questions about their possible uses. This catalogue will illustrate 70 dogū, the most important of which have been designated as either National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. In addition to the descriptions of the pieces themselves, the book will include chapters written by experts in the field exploring the wider East Asian setting and the significance of this context in understanding Japanese prehistory

Item details

Author(s):
Simon Kaner, Douglass Bailey
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
276x218x18mm
EAN-13:
9780714124643
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780714124643
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
British Museum

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Born from the earliest dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dogū - abstract clay figurines with recognisably human features - are a link back to the lost worlds of the remarkable Jomon period (c. 10,000-500 BC). They have been excavated in large quantities from sites throughout the country. Many were deliberately broken before burial which has raised intriguing questions about their possible uses. This catalogue will illustrate 70 dogū, the most important of which have been designated as either National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. In addition to the descriptions of the pieces themselves, the book will include chapters written by experts in the field exploring the wider East Asian setting and the significance of this context in understanding Japanese prehistory

Author(s):
Simon Kaner, Douglass Bailey
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
276x218x18mm
EAN-13:
9780714124643
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780714124643
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
British Museum

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