Dogu earthenware.  Final Jomon culture period, 1000-300 BC, Japan.  These dogu or “clay dolls” clay at low temperature (800 ° C), are hollow.
Their ritual use is still poorly defined. They are usually found in tombs nearby villages, sometimes deliberately broken and scattered, perhaps for prophylactic purposes. Their female forms also seem to relate to the cult of fertility, these statuettes were attached to a shamanic use and established a link between the supernatural world and the earthly world. Guiment Museum

Dogu earthenware.  Final Jomon culture period, 1000-300 BC, Japan.  These dogu or “clay dolls” clay at low temperature (800 ° C), are hollow.

Their ritual use is still poorly defined. They are usually found in tombs nearby villages, sometimes deliberately broken and scattered, perhaps for prophylactic purposes. Their female forms also seem to relate to the cult of fertility, these statuettes were attached to a shamanic use and established a link between the supernatural world and the earthly world. Guiment Museum

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