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Tenjin Figurine


Mark Cartwright
by Hiart
published on 04 May 2017
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A painted wood figure representing Sugawara no Michizane, aka Tenjin (845-903 CE). Michizane was a scholar, poet and high-level administrator in the Japanese court during the Heian Period. He was later deified as the god of scholarship and education. 15th-16th century CE. (Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii)

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