Mirror with the Buddha Amida in Hairline Engraving

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Mirror with the Buddha Amida in Hairline Engraving

metalwork / Heian / Wakayama

Place excavated:Excavated from Mount Nachi, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Heian period, 12th century

Bronze

1面

Reflecting how Shinto and Buddhism were integrated in Japan, this mirror is engraved with an image of what was thought to be the true Buddhist form of a native Shinto deity."

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