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Zaō Gongen

Zaō Gongen

1100–1185

Gilt bronze with repoussé and incised details

Overall: 25.8 x 17.8 cm (10 3/16 x 7 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1986.47

Fun Fact

This votive mirror would have been hung in a temple or shrine.

Description

Zaō Gongen is the deity of Mount Kinpu, in the Yoshino Mountains south of Nara. This fragment is from a votive mirror called a kakebotoke with metal fittings at the top through which a cord could be used to hang it.

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