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Warrior Haniwa
  • Japan
  • Warrior Haniwa, late 400s, Kofun period (250 CE–552 CE)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • earthenware
  • Object Height: 85.8 cm with base
    Object Height: 33 3/4 in with base
  • Museum purchase: Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, W7
  • 1977.0067
Label Text

This sculpture depicts a lightly armed soldier, helmeted, with quiver on his back and sword at his waist. Figure is missing arms and is cut off right below the waist where is rest upon a cylindrical-like base.