Japan, Unemezuka tomb, Female Haniwa Shaman. Upper half of a female shaman figure wearing an unusual necklace of magatama beads. Ht. 28.9 cm. Although only a fragmentary piece, this haniwa stands out for its delicately modeled face. Its fullness is highlighted by a refined nose and eyebrows, and alert eyes. The hairdo, now broken off, was originally styled in the typical flat, boardlike form. Late Tumulus. Unemezuka tomb, Kamakura, Kanagawa Pre
Japan, Kamichujo site, Haniwa horse. Ht. 87.5 cm. The high value placed on horses during the Tumulus period is reflected in the elaborate trappings of this haniwa. Bells are attached to it bitplates and breastplate, while pendants are attached to its crupper. The long cylindrical legs served to stabilize the haniwa firmly in the ground. Kamichuuo site, Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture. Tokyo National Museum.
Japan, Haniwa warriors. Left: Warrior fully armored in visored helmet with cheek plates, long plated hauberk, and plated trousers. Ht. 125.7 cm. This figure is representative of the magnificently detailed haniwa warriors made in the Kanto region. National Treasure. Late Tumulus. Kuwai site, Ota, Gumma Prefecture. Tokyo National Museum. Right: Armored warrior with shoulder quiver. Ht. 131.5 cm. This figure, along with that in plate 72, is a p