Antiques 12-3-08

These two statues are from the Fujiwara period. If you click on the photos with captions there are more details.

In researching these I came upon a lot of examples in the Tokyo National Museum, here or the Kyoto National Museum, here, that are very fine.  The Tokyo National Museum has links to many of the large public collections in Japan, here.


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One Response to “Antiques 12-3-08”

  1. Pamela Graves Says:

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