Raffaella Giovannetti

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The Kofun period (AD.250?AD.592) art,Haniwa terracotta clay figure.   Medium.  Kyoto Japan.

The Kofun period (AD.250?AD.592) art,Haniwa terracotta clay figure. Medium. Kyoto Japan.

The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure.   Medium.  Mie Japan.

The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. Medium. Mie Japan.

Japanese Haniwa Figure of a Young Man, late 5th-6th century, Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts

Japanese Haniwa Figure of a Young Man, late 5th-6th century, Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts

Haniwa Figure  ARTIST:Kofun  DATE:Kofun period  around 250 to 538. During the Kofun period, huge burial mounds were constructed for powerful clan leaders. Clay cylinders and figures, known as haniwa, were placed around the periphery of the mound to signify the sanctity of the area. This female figure wears a necklace of magatama, claw- or fang-shaped jewels of special talismanic power.

Haniwa Figure ARTIST:Kofun DATE:Kofun period around 250 to 538. During the Kofun period, huge burial mounds were constructed for powerful clan leaders. Clay cylinders and figures, known as haniwa, were placed around the periphery of the mound to signify the sanctity of the area. This female figure wears a necklace of magatama, claw- or fang-shaped jewels of special talismanic power.

Mediums.   The Kofun period art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure.   The late 500s. Ichihara-city Chiba Japan.

Mediums. The Kofun period art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. The late 500s. Ichihara-city Chiba Japan.

Haniwa terracotta clay figure. The shrine maiden who does festival thing.  Gunma Japan.

Haniwa terracotta clay figure. The shrine maiden who does festival thing. Gunma Japan.

The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure.   Seated figure of the medium.  Saitama Japan.

The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. Seated figure of the medium. Saitama Japan.

Man with hawk on arm. Kofun period art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure.   The 500s. Isezaki-city gunma Japan.

Man with hawk on arm. Kofun period art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. The 500s. Isezaki-city gunma Japan.

The woman who grinds an offering. Miyagi Japan.   The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure.

The woman who grinds an offering. Miyagi Japan. The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure.

A woman of the gala dress. The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. Isezaki-city Gunma Japan.

A woman of the gala dress. The Kofun period (AD.250-AD.592) art, Haniwa terracotta clay figure. Isezaki-city Gunma Japan.