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Bronze Excavated from Sutra

"Bronze Excavated from Sutra"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  March 23, 2021 (Tue) - September 20, 2021 (Mon)

  
Eight-Lobed Mirror with Auspicious Flowers and Paired Phoenixes, Found at Yatsu Sutra Mound, Chiba, Heian period, 12th century (Gift of Mr. Asano Tatsunosuke and Mr. Sakurai Tasuku)

Sutra texts in protective containers, as well as bronze mirrors, knives, lidded white porcelain vessels, and a variety of other objects were buried in sutra mounds. Initially, many bronze mirrors created in Japan were based on Chinese examples, but in the Heian period (794–1192), mirrors with animal, plant, and landscape motifs reflecting a unique Japanese aesthetic were extensively produced.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Eight-Lobed Mirror with Auspicious Flowers and Paired Phoenixes Found at Yatsu Sutra Mound, Chiba Heian period, 12th century Gift of Mr. Asano Tatsunosuke and Mr. Sakurai Tasuku, E-15522
_MD_RECOMMEND Mirror with Cherry Blossoms and Paired Birds Found at Sakuradō Sutra Mound, Gifu Heian period, 12th century Gift of Mr. Miyaji Sanji, E-14748
_MD_RECOMMEND Mirror with Cranes with Pine Sprigs Found at Toshihito Jinja Sutra Mound, Saitama Kamakura period, 1196 (Kenkyū 7) E-14408
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