This is a Jomon era pot, we can see this by the creativity in the design as well as the shape. As a hunter gatherer time period and area pottery was important and with a big population people wanted their pots to be unique and resemble themselves.
This is a Yayoi era bell that was most likely used in a ritual of some sort. These bells were found buried and is thought to be used to ensure fertility. The Yayoi characteristics are the lines horizontally on the bell as well as the shape.
This is a Kofun period horse head. This horse head was something that was buried with an individual. The Kofun period was really into burying treasures with the dead. This horse head may have been because they wanted the dead to have a horse when he passed on.
This is a Asuka Nara period art work. We know this because of the heavy use of bronze in the sculpture. The Taoist and Buddhist influence shows that the time period was going through a transformation period.
This is a Heian period mirror. Mirrors have been made in Japan for as long as people have been living there but this one is different. The main influence was the Tang but this one shows a Tang influence with a more smooth design which shows that they were trying to find their own identity.
This is a Kamakura period piece of art. This is true because this is one of the twelve heavenly generals. These were shown as idols of power and intimidation. These figures are showing the difference in the idols that are praised.
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