Japanese Antiques and Japanese Art

2nd Century BC Jomon Period Japanese Dogu Head

2nd Century BC Jomon Period Japanese Dogu Head


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1204482

Please refer to our stock # R641 when inquiring.
Japanese Art Site
View Seller Profile
Located in
Times Square
917-675-1369

Guest Book
  
$9500

Fine and rare early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract fertility figure has a futuristic look. There are fun theories that state that the Dogu may be linked to extra-terrestrial Ancient Astronauts. 3h x 3w inches, 7.5h x 7.5w cm.