Komochi (Mother with Child) Magatama

UnknownKofun Period

Tottori Prefectural Museum

Tottori Prefectural Museum
Tottori, Japan

Nationally Important Cultural Property. 2 Large-sized magatama (curved beads) are attached side by side with 16 smaller magatama attached along their backs and sides. This type is rarely seen in other places. It is an elaborate piece of work, made from blackish green talc. It was discovered during land reclamation in 1908.


  • Title: Komochi (Mother with Child) Magatama
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Kofun Period
  • Physical Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 子持勺玉
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese):
  • Physical Dimensions: w 9.2 x h10.6 x d 6.6 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 古墳時代
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Stone
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum

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