Excavated from Iio Village, Noyi-gun, Shimane Prefecture.
Total height 17.0cm, lid height 5.5cm, lid diameter 12.0cm, bottom diameter 9.1cm
Hakone Art Museum
This pottery is said to have been excavated from a stone chamber tomb in Iio Village, and is said to have carried a sword on its twin horns, but this is not certain. It is said that it was used to carry swords on its twin horns, but this is not certain. The lid-holder is located close to the mouth rim, and the body is decorated with a two-tiered comb-shaped wavy pattern. The shape of the body with horns or handles is also found on earthenware, and was introduced from the continent.
This vessel has a low base with triangular openwork on three sides and a deep vessel with a stretched body, and is made of coarse sandy clay. Needless to say, this vessel was not intended for practical use, but for funerary rituals. The strong horns on both sides and the glossy blackish-brown coloring give the vessel a sense of weight.