Clay Relief Tile with an Image of a Buddha Triad, Found at Minami-Hokkeji Temple, Nara, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery
September 22, 2021 (Wed) - March 21, 2022 (Mon)
Some ancient clay tiles feature images of Buddhist deities such as buddhas and bodhisattvas rendered in relief. To make these kind of tiles, a piece of clay was pressed against a wooden mold, dried, fired, and coated with paint or lacquer, or decorated with gold leaf or pigment. These tiles are believed to have decorated temple walls.
|Clay Relief Tile with an Image of a Buddha Triad||Found at Tachibanadera Temple, Nara||Asuka period, 7th century||C-1119|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Clay Relief Tile with an Image of a Buddha Triad||Found at Minami-Hokkeji Temple, Nara||Asuka period, 7th century||J-35634|
|Highlight||Important Art Object||Clay Relief Tile with an Image of a Buddhist Deity||Found at Kariyado Temple (nonextant), Fukushima||Asuka period, 7th century||Gift of Mr. Katori Hozuma, J-34796|