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Tomb Priestess (Haniwa)

5th - 6th century
Artist/maker unknown, Japanese
This half-length female figure is dressed in a coat-like garment tied in the front with two bow knots. She wears a beaded necklace and hoop earrings attached to clusters of beads, and her hair is swept up into a flat beret-like coiffure. Her face is painted with dark red pigment, possibly indicating her status as a shaman or priestess who presides over the funeral ceremony.

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