Skip to comments.2,000-year-old clay doll dug up in one piece at Osaka ruins site
Posted on 01/30/2017 9:54:24 AM PST by fishtank
2,000-year-old clay doll dug up in one piece at Osaka ruins site
IBARAKI, Osaka Prefecture--A moon-faced clay doll from the mid-Yayoi Pottery Culture period (300 B.C.-A.D. 300) has been unearthed in near perfect condition at an archaeological site here, the first discovery of its kind in the prefecture.
The charming doll, of a kind very rarely found intact, was unearthed at the Kori ruins, the Osaka Center for Culture Heritage announced Jan. 26.
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We spared Osaka being bombed during WWII just for this moment.
I guess it ruined everything.
Looks a little bit like a young Nancy Pelosi.
Doll? It looks like a salt shaker, or maybe a decorative bottle stopper depending upon scale.
Oh, for the days when editors did their jobs. I thought it meant the poor doll ruined, disgraced or tarnished the site.
Hmmmm.... you didn’t think the doll should’ve been wearing a bikini instead of a one-piece?
It’s not a doll, it’s an action figure.
My guess — it’s a fertility fetish.
It's Osaka Barbie.
So, 2000 years old would make this an Ainu artifact?
Meanwhile, in that same time period, the Greeks were doing this
Yes, and look at the Greeks now.
Greeks now are disgusting.
Looks like a Jizo doll, thise used in burial ritual for an aborted child.
Has Bill Clinton announced yet that he would hit it?
You will still see similar ‘dolls’ like this especially in the countryside. They often are put in place where a death occurred (similar to the crosses you see on the side of the road sometimes) alongside a road or near the approach to a shrine/temple. Often they are dedicated after the death of a child.
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