- Museum number
Cylindrical clay figure in the shape of a woman (mikogata haniwa), standing with left arm pointing down and right arm up, wearing a beaded necklace and elaborate hairstyle; body surface showing fine vertically incised lines; on pedestal with a round perforation on front side; partially restored. Made of low-fired red earthenware.
- Production date
Height: 55 centimetres
Width: 31 centimetres
Depth: 19 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Reproduced in William Gowland, 'The Dolmens and Burial Mounds in Japan', Archaeologia [Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London] 55:2 (1897), fig. 40.
Smith et al 1990
The figure has her hair tied up into an elaborate coiffure and wears a necklace of beads. The object was excavated in the neighborhood of the village of Motomachi near the port town of Konjo in Musashi Province.
- On display (North Stairs)
- Exhibition history
Displayed in the Asiatic Saloon from 1894, see 'A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries of the British Museum (Bloomsbury)', 1894, p. 202.
1997 13 Oct-1998 5 Jan, India, New Delhi, National Museum, The Enduring Image
1998 9 Feb-3 May, India, Mumbai, Sir Caswasjee Jahangir Hall, The Enduring Image
2006 Oct 13-, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- Acquisition date
- 15 April 1889
- Registration number