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Imported Bronze Mirrors and Japanese Bronze Mirrors

"Imported Bronze Mirrors and Japanese Bronze Mirrors"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  May 15, 2018 (Tue) - June 2, 2019 (Sun)

  
Mirror, Buddhist deity and animal design, Excavated at Obosan Tumulus, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 6th century (Created in China, 5th century, On exhibit through November 25, 2018)

Bronze mirrors of Japan’s Yayoi (ca. 5th century BC–3rd century AD) and Kofun (ca. 3rd–7th century) periods were either imported from China or created on the Japanese archipelago. The former were mostly in the Han style, created after the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220). Japanese mirrors were modeled on Chinese ones. Many are smaller in size with some featuring attached bells.

Including:
Mirror, Deity and animal design, Excavated at Izumi Koganezuka Tumulus, Izumi-shi, Osaka, Kofun period, 4th century (Created in China, 3rd century) (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through November 25, 2018)
Mirror, Buddhist deity and animal design,
Excavated at Obosan Tumulus, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama, Kofun period, 6th century (Created in China, 5th century, On exhibit through November 25, 2018)
Mirror, Patterned band with concentric deity and animal design,
Excavated at Izumi Koganezuka Tumulus, Izumi-shi, Osaka, Kofun period, 4th century (Created in China, 3rd century) (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit from November 27, 2018)
Mirror,
Tuolong (mythical creature) design, Excavated at Yanai Chausuyama Tumulus, Yanai-shi, Yamaguchi, Kofun period, 4th century (On exhibit from November 27, 2018)