An earthenware piece bearing a drawing of what might be a female shaman was uncovered during excavation operate in western Japan, regional officials revealed.
The discovery at the Shimizukaze ancient remains in Nara Prefecture was revealed by the Tawaramoto local board of education, according to The Mainichi
Officials stated this is the very first time that a shaman on this kind of artifact is clearly thought to be a woman since it has breasts that are shown as circles.
Formerly, 19 earthen vessels with illustrations of shaman extending both arms have been uncovered throughout Japan, the Japanese daily paper reports.
A piece of an earthen vessel with an illustration of a possible female shaman is seen.
( Tawaramoto municipal board of education)
The drawing is reportedly on a pottery fragment that determines just 12 centimeters by 16.3 centimeters, and go back to the middle of the Yayoi period in 100 B.C. Also visivle are 2 eyes, a nose, a mouth and five fingers.
Kazuhiro Tatsumi, previous professor of Doshisha University focusing on ancient research studies, informed The Mainichi, “They might have hoped for an abundant harvest while flapping around.”
The Shimizukaze site is north of the Karako Kagi site, and a total of over 450 earthen vessels with drawings have actually been found at the two websites.
The newly discovered piece with the illustration of a shaman is on screen at the Karako Kagi archaeology museum in Tawaramoto up until Dec. 1.