Zaō Gongen

Gilt bronze with repoussé and incised details | 25.8 x 17.8cm | 1100s

Unknown Artist

This is a fragment from a mirror called a kakebotoke. A number of kakebotoke featuring Zaō Gongen, the guardian deity of Mount Kinpu, were recovered from the mountain. They would have been made and buried there as a devotional act, a means o...
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