Vessel with snake-form handle, from Togariishi, Nagano prefecture. Middle Jomon phase (c. 2500-1500 b.c.e.). Clay; height 6 / in. (16.6 cm). Togariishi Archaeological Museum, Nagano.

The Birth of Japan

Vessel with snake-form handle, from Togariishi, Nagano prefecture. Middle Jomon phase (c. 2500-1500 b.c.e.). Clay; height 6 / in. (16.6 cm). Togariishi Archaeological Museum, Nagano.