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Haniwa sculpture
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This Haniwa sculpture is a masterpiece because of its extremely beautiful finish and because it is very rare.

History of the Object
This red fired terracotta pottery sculpture depicts the head of a man with a pointed nose, slanting eye slits, a small mouth, high forehead, and round ears with rings. The hair is thick and has a centre parting. Around his neck is a string of round, concave disks.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Red fired terracotta pottery 
Measurements
210 x 128 mm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 6th century ~ AD 6th century 
Creation date
6th century AD 
Function
 
Acquisition
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York 
Copyright
The Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture, photographer Jussi Pakkala 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture 
Museum
Didrichsen Art Museum 
Credit line
The Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture 

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