About this artwork
Jomon figurines vary greatly in size, manufacture, and refinement, but they are often found broken, having been used or thrown away as part of a ritual. This figure has quite a bit of personal adornment. Most noticeable is the elaborate hairstyle; patterns on the shoulders may indicate a type of shawl, or perhaps tattoos or body painting. Red pigment covers the hair, forehead, and mouth.
- Female Figurine with Topknot
- 1000 BC–300 BC
- H. 14 cm (5.5 in.)
- Purchased with Funds Provided by the Weston Foundation; President's Exhibition and Acquisition Fund