Dec 19, 2006

Zaō Gongen

Zaō Gongen



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


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


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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