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Dogu are from the earliest-dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dating to the prehistoric Jomon period, which began 16,000 years ago.

Pic 1: Ceremonial vessel from Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital city. Made c. 1470, it shows the face of the rain god Tlaloc. Museum of the Templo Mayor (Great Temple)

Bernard Leach (1887‑1979) Lidded Jar, c.1960 Reduced stoneware, 170 x 140 x 140 mm Collection Tate

Aztec, Eastern Nahua, Polychrome Tripod Plate, ca. A.D. 1300-1521 Earthenware with polychrome paint height 4 1/4in (10.8cm) Finely painted with fire serpent head and feather motifs.

Aztec, Eastern Nahua, Polychrome Tripod Vessel, ca. A.D. 1470-1521 height 6 1/2in (16.5cm) Finely painted with alternating clusters of bloodletting instruments together with crossed arrows emblematic of the Eastern Nahua patron god Mixcoatl meaning Cloud Serpent. Balls of eagle down surround the rim while the vessel's feet are ornamented with eagle heads.