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Kendi
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Given its age, it is in perfect condition.

History of the Object
This jar was found alongside some bones and ten human skulls in a graveyard. It is a ceremonial jar for water. The jar is in the shape of a woman, meaning fertility.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
 
Measurements
Diameter: 26 cm. 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Nusa Tenggara; Sumba, Melolo 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
BCE 60th century ~ BCE 60th century 
Creation date
BC; 6000 BC; Neolithic Age 
Function
Used in religious ceremonies, including burial ceremonies. 
Acquisition
unknown 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Museum Nasional 
Museum
National Museum of Indonesia 
Credit line
 

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