Unusual Object from Japanese Kofun

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 20 December 2017
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This unusual object made of clay was excavated at Musota in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. It dates from the 5th century CE, during the Kofun period. It may have been used for ritualistic purposes. (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 20). Unusual Object from Japanese Kofun. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7806/unusual-object-from-japanese-kofun/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Unusual Object from Japanese Kofun." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 20, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7806/unusual-object-from-japanese-kofun/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Unusual Object from Japanese Kofun." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Dec 2017. Web. 20 Oct 2021.