Unique Horse Ornaments from Ancient Japan

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
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These ornaments were placed on horses during the Kofun period in Japanese history. They are made from various types of metals, and they would have projected the power of the rider. They date from the 5th and 6th century CE. (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. (2018, January 10). Unique Horse Ornaments from Ancient Japan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7867/unique-horse-ornaments-from-ancient-japan/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Unique Horse Ornaments from Ancient Japan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 28 Oct 2021.