Ch. 6 – pp. 148-149


pp. 148-149

pp. 148-149


This clay figurine, 27 cm in height, was found in nearly perfect condition from a pit in the central area of a settlement.

It has small breasts, a pregnant belly and transcendentally voluptuous buttocks.
While many clay figurines are found in fragmented pieces, this clay figurine was recovered whole in perfect shape, giving us reason to believe it may have possessed a kind of power that would not allow the Jomon people to break it. This is a Venus of fertility, in which prayers of the Jomon people were crystallized.

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