“Heavily-modeled” female figurine, from Aomori prefecture. Final Jomon phase (c. 1000—400 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 15 in. (38.1 cm). Private collection, Japan.

The Birth of Japan

“Heavily-modeled” female figurine, from Aomori prefecture. Final Jomon phase (c. 1000—400 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 15 in. (38.1 cm). Private collection, Japan.