Miniature Clay Pagodas


Miniature Clay Pagodas

calligraphy / Heian

Place excavated:Provenance unknown

Heian period, 12th century

Unglazed clay


These minuature clay pagodas have Sanskrit characters in relief and Chinese characters inscribed below. They were used in rituals held to ensure that prayers would be answered.

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Clay / Tottori / / 出土

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