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Bronze mirror with a hunting scene motif
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Four people and four deer are depicted in the inner ring area on the back of the mirror. Some of the people carry pots and shields and have tendril-like objects on their heads. In the outer ring there are 10 people with shields in one hand and swords or knives in the other. Some have the tendril-like objects on their heads or around their waists. The piece was initially given the name “shuryomon-kyo” (“mirror with a hunting scene motif”) because the relief appeared to be a recreation of a hunting scene, but there are also convincing arguments that it represents a festive or votive dance. It is an important Cultural Property.

History of the Object
This is an example of a mirror with a unique motif, different from those from the Chinese mainland. It was excavated from a site in Yawatabara-machi, Takasaki-shi, Gunma.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
bronze 
Measurements
(diameter)18.1.cm 
Creator name
Unknown  
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 4th century ~ AD 5th century 
Creation date
4th Century - 5th Century; Kofun Period 
Function
mirror 
Acquisition
It is the current policy of the Tokyo National Museum not to publish the acquisition history of its collection on the Internet. 
Copyright
 
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Owner
Tokyo National Museum 
Museum
Tokyo National Museum 
Credit line
Tokyo National Museum 

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