Tomb Sculpture (Haniwa): Boat, Found at Saitobaru Burial Mounds, Miyazaki, Kofun period, 5th century (Important Cultural Property)
Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery
June 21, 2022 (Tue) - December 18, 2022 (Sun)
The advent of burial mounds coincided with the emergence of a specific kind of tomb sculpture, called haniwa. These sculptures are assumed to have played an important role in ancient funerary rites, and were a common feature of burial mounds until the practice declined after early societies abandoned the construction of colossal, keyhole-shaped burial mounds. This section of the gallery features house-shaped tomb sculptures, which were the dominant type during the 5th century. The lineup also includes illustrative examples of three other types of tomb sculptures: those in the shapes of weapons and household items, cylindrical sculptures, and wooden sculptures.
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Tomb Sculpture ("Haniwa"): Boat||Found at Saitobaru Burial Mounds, Miyazaki||Kofun period, 5th century||J-21498|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Tomb Sculpture ("Haniwa"): House||Found in Sakurai City, Nara||Kofun period, 5th century||J-9311|