Haniwa Warrior with a Tattoo

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 12 December 2018

This is the top half of what was originally a complete figure. The warrior's face is partly painted red, he wears his hair in plaits (one is missing), and the protective gauntlet on his forearms may be part of an armour suit. From the 400s CE military equipment and display became increasingly important in Japanese society. This is reflected by the haniwa, which began to predict warriors, quivers with arrows, and swords in sheaths. Terracotta, earthenware, handmade technique. Said to be from Mito city, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, c. 500s CE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 12). Haniwa Warrior with a Tattoo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9522/haniwa-warrior-with-a-tattoo/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Haniwa Warrior with a Tattoo." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9522/haniwa-warrior-with-a-tattoo/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Haniwa Warrior with a Tattoo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2018. Web. 26 Mar 2023.