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Ancient Sutra Mound: Objects Excavated from Shimeiga- take Sutra Mound, Kyoto

"Ancient Sutra Mound: Objects Excavated from Shimeiga- take Sutra Mound, Kyoto"

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

  
Bronze Plaque
Found in Kyoto City, Kyoto, Heian period, 1121

Shimeigatake Sutra Mound is located in a mountainous area in eastern Kyoto. It was accidentally discovered in 1907 during a forestry operation. Among the excavated objects, gilt-bronze plaques bear an inscription that reads the year "1121." They also bear names of Buddhist statues and extracts from Buddhist scriptures, such as the Heart Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, engraved in a special type of font that only shows the outlines of the characters.
 

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Bronze Plaque Found in Kyoto City, Kyoto Heian period, 1121 (Hōan 2) E-14595
_MD_RECOMMEND Bronze Plaque Found in Kyoto City, Kyoto Heian period, 1121 (Hōan 2) E-14598
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