One of the “One Million Pagodas”

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One of the “One Million Pagodas”

lacquer work / Nara

Nara period, dated 770 (Hoki 1)

Wood

総高20.2 基壇径10.2

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Inscriptions:内箱扉裏墨書「大和法隆寺修繕費献納ノ返禮トシテ同寺ヨリ山越家ニ贈ラレシ物ニシテ其後文部大臣ヨリ国寶に撰定セラレタル世界最古印刷物ヲ具フ」

In the 8th century, one million of these miniature wooden pagodas were distributed to major Buddhist temples throughout Japan in prayer for peace and order."

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