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Bronze bell No. 35 from the Kamo-Iwakura site

Unkownaround 1st century

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Izumo city, Japan

National treasure. This dotaku (Bronze bell ) was unearthed with Bell No.36 placed inside. The surface of the vessel is decorated with a picture of a deer with horns, a four-legged animal which appears to be a humorous looking wild boar, and a dragonfly with its wings wide open. In the center of the handle, the mark 'X' has been inscribed by a tool with a sharp cutting edge.

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  • Title: Bronze bell No. 35 from the Kamo-Iwakura site
  • Date: around 1st century
  • Unkown: Unkown
  • Physical Dimensions: h47.4
  • Provenance: Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • Type: casting
  • Rights: 文化庁蔵

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