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A Haniwa terracotta of a warrior | Kofun period, 6th-7th century

A Haniwa terracotta of a warrior | Kofun period, 6th-7th century

A Haniwa terracotta of a warrior | Kofun period, 6th-7th century

 A Haniwa terracotta of a warrior

Kofun period, 6th-7th century 


of low fired reddish clay modelled as the head of a warrior with braided hair

57.2 cm., 22 1/2 in. high

As with a majority of Haniwa figures, there is some old damage, slight cracks and restoration particularly to the lower part of the face.


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Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929–2014).

The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test, no. N115a20, is consistent with the dating of this lot.

Haniwa of armoured warriors from the 5th – 6th century AD indicates the military power of the ancestors of the imperial line. For another head of a warrior see Tokyo National Museum accession no. 1975268414, go to: https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en