Mirror with Wave Rim Pattern

Classification
Archaeolog
Place of production
Japan
Era century
Kofun (Tumulus) Period
Size
Diameter 8.8 cm
Collector
Kyoto National Museum
Mirrors, which were brought into Japan from the Korean Peninsula and China during the Yayoi period (ca. 400 B.C.-ca. A.D. 250), served as important ceremonial implements for rituals from the Yayoi through the Kofun (ca. 250-ca. 600) periods. The faces of the mirrors were generally convexly curved and polished with mercury, while the backs were decorated with various designs with a knob attached in the center to pass a string through.

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Excavated Artifacts

Kofun (Tumulus) Period

Kyoto National Museum