Gong ("Kei") with a Lotus Pond


Gong ("Kei") with a Lotus Pond

metalwork / Heian / Nara

Place excavated:Found at Tenkawa Village, Nara

Heian period, 12th century

Cast bronze ([hakudō])


Important Cultural Property

This bronze gong was excavated on Mount Kinpu in Nara prefecture. The composition of the lotus pond scene in relief suggests that this work was created in the 12th century.

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