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Coloring Outside the Lines – Jomon Jar

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Black and white illustration of a chalice-like jar that becomes larger at the top where it opens up

Coloring Outside the Lines

Viewing a work of art in a museum setting is much different than the way it would have originally been displayed or even the way someone would display an object in their home.

The objective for this coloring activity is not only for the student to color the work of art, but to draw an imaginary environment around the object.

Jomon Jar

This jar was made during the Jomon period (10,500–300 BCE) in Japan. Although we are not entirely sure how this vessel would have been stored (either in the ground or hung), we do know they were used primarily for storing food. Artisans added decoration by rolling a rope over the wet clay.

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