Zaō Gongen


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This votive mirror would have been hung in a temple or shrine.


Zaō Gongen is the deity of Mount Kinpu, in the Yoshino Mountains south of Nara. This fragment is from a votive mirror called a kakebotoke with metal fittings at the top through which a cord could be used to hang it.
Zaō Gongen

Zaō Gongen


Japan, Heian period (794–1185)

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