Jar with a human face / 人面壺 (ENG/JPN)

in OnChainArt11 days ago


This is my original artwork.
"Jar with a human face"
Mixed Media,24.2x33.3cm,2022

Yes, by chance, a human face appeared from the right side of the jar. In Japan (I don't know about the rest of the world), there are animals with human faces, such as human-faced dogs and human-faced fish, which are kind of like urban legends. I thought I'd take a cue from that and make something interesting and sell it for about a million yen 🤣 (just kidding).

But if you look carefully, you will find that "vase-shaped earthenware with human face" has been unearthed mainly from sites in eastern Japan. It's not a coincidence like this picture, but it has a human face on it. In the Yayoi period, there was a custom of burying ossified human bones in an urn (urn coffin) and burying them in a pit.

I thought I was joking, but it turned out to be a serious story.





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This is an amazing work of art..