Bowl from Nara Period Japan

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 19 December 2017
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This forged gilt bronze bowl dates from the 8th century CE. Bowls were one of the six items that a Buddhist priest was expected to have on his person. This bowl, used for making food offerings to the Buddha, was placed on a ring-like stand for stability. Its stately form —large with wide, flaring shoulders— is unique to the Nara period in 8th-century Japan. Important cultural property. (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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, December 19). Bowl from Nara Period Japan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7785/bowl-from-nara-period-japan/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Bowl from Nara Period Japan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 19, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7785/bowl-from-nara-period-japan/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Bowl from Nara Period Japan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Dec 2017. Web. 19 Oct 2021.