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A small carved stone container Kofun period (4th century) The carved stone container set on four short feet, the lid and body finely polished and designed with deeply carved bands, each with two small holes, interior of the container finished with fine polish 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) diameter
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Private collection, Japan

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This type of carved stone container is extremely rare and only few examples are known to exist.
Another container in similar style excavated from the Higashinomiya Tumulus, Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture registered as Important Cultural Property, is in the collection of the Kyoto National Museum, accessible online at http://www.emuseum.jp/detail/101147?x===_lang=en_lang=ja===_e======801=8=detail=

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