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History Lessons from the Roof Tiles of Tōdai-ji Temple

"History Lessons from the Roof Tiles of Tōdai-ji Temple"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2  August 31, 2021 (Tue) - November 7, 2021 (Sun)

  
Roof Tile with a Double-Petaled Lotus Flower
Found at Tōdai-ji Temple, Nara, Nara period, 8th century

In this exhibition, Tōdai-ji Temple's roof tiles are used to trace the temple's fluctuating fortunes throughout history, including its multiple reconstructions.

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Major Work(s) on Exhibit 6 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Roof Tile with a Double-Petaled Lotus Flower Found at Tōdai-ji Temple, Nara Nara period, 8th century J-35231
Highlight Roof Tile with the Inscription "Great Buddha Hall, Tōdai-ji Temple" and the Character for "A" in Siddham Script Found at Tōdai-ji Temple, Nara Kamakura period, 12th–13th century J-24046
Highlight Roof Tile with a Lotus Flower and the Inscription "Seven" Found at Tōdai-ji Temple, Nara Kamakura period, 12th–13th century J-24240-1
Highlight Roof Tile with the Inscription "Great Buddha Hall, Tōdai-ji Temple" and the Character for "A" in Siddham Script Used at the Great Buddha Hall, Tōdai-ji Temple, Nara Edo period, Genroku era (1688–1704) J-37515
Highlight Roof Tile with the Inscription "Shōsōin Repository, Tōdai-ji Temple" Passed down at the Shōsōin Repository Edo period, Tenpō era (1830–1844)
Highlight Roof Tile (Bucket-Molded) Passed down at the Shōsōin Repository Nara period, 8th century