Unusual Object from Japanese Kofun

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published on 20 December 2017

This unusual object made of clay was excavated at Musota in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. It dates from the 5th century CE, during the Kofun period. It may have been used for ritualistic purposes. (Tokyo National Museum)



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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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