OSAKA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — A team of Japanese archaeologists has found a piece of pottery painted with the face of ogre which dates back to the 12th century in Nara Prefecture in western Japan.
The earthenware was excavated from a well built in the early 12th century at Shindo Remains in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, where once Japan’s capital was located, Japan’s Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) public broadcaster reported Friday.
The excavation team said that the pottery is round shape with about 10 centimeters indiameter, noting that a face of ogre was drawn on its surface in ink.
In particular, the team stressed, bold lines are clearly shown for his eyes, eyebrows and tusks from his mouth, making the face quite humorous and impressive. Read more.