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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A Haniwa earthenware figure of a man

    KOFUN PERIOD (3RD – 7TH CENTURY)

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    A Haniwa earthenware figure of a man
    Kofun period (3rd – 7th century)
    Of low-fired reddish clay, modeled as a standing figure wearing a pointed hat, the head applied with long plaited hair, the neck encircled by a necklace of raised beads, standing on a domed cylinder
    47 ¼ in. (120 cm.) high
    The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermo luminescence test no N116b95 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
    With wood stand


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    This haniwa shown here has a detachable body section which is extremely rare style. For another haniwa with detachable body section excavated in Okayama Prefecture, see Miki Fumio, ed., Haniwa (Haniwa earthenware figures), Nihon no bijutsu, 19 (Tokyo: Shibundo, 1967), pl. 66.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, acquired in 1950s