Bronze Ornament

The prototype of the leather belt we are wearing today seems to have already existed in China during the Warring States period, and the mechanism is almost the same as it is today. However, it was much more fashionable and expensive than our belt, so of course only a handful of royal nobles could wear it. Moreover, it is believed that in China and Korea, it was considered that gold, silver, or gold bronze could be used for the material, which was strictly distinguished by the class, but in Japan, it was rather vaguely used because it was unique to Japan. There is a section that was done.
The burial mound that unearths sash fittings in Japan also burials armor and harnesses at the same time, and it is thought that even in the rural areas, a great-royal-class Australian clan or a foreign-born clan with deep ties to the Kinai government is the burial person. Will be opened.

The pattern of this product is a square board, a square metal fitting on the top, and a decoration: a ♡ shaped metal fitting that goes down from the board. ..
The board is quite similar to the bronze metal fittings of the Hazeyama Kofun (first half of 6c?) In Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and the silver metal fittings (Mikuni Silla) of the "Kokura Collection" of Higashi-Hakuzo.
On the other hand, while the decorations are so degenerated that they do not retain the prototype of the arabesque pattern, this product retains the beautiful palmette pattern, so it seems that it is a work of an earlier period than those. Will be opened.

In any case, I suspect that it was excavated from an ancient burial mound of the Clan of Kyushu, but is this beautiful and extremely valuable sash made from Japan or made in Japan? ... is an area of ​​endless interest.
These ancient metalwork have become more and more rare in recent years, but it is a field that we want to deal with as much as possible.

◆ Board (top): width 30mm, height 37mm.
Decorative (bottom): width 35 mm, height 35 mm.
Platform: width 86 mm, depth 60 mm, height 123 mm.
Since the board is attached directly to the leather belt, it is somewhat thick and scratch-free. The decoration is thinner, and there are several cracks to repair.

◇ Reference image:
(1) Middle row on the right row: From “Yokusen Accessory (Accessories of the Kofun period) / Kontsu Asuka Museum 2003”
・ Right page / 99 Sakai-shi Nankan Kofun excavation (5c) "Ryumon transparent engraving metal fittings", probably Jin China.
・ Left page / 101, excavated from Miyayama Kofun (5c, heavy sentence), Himeji City, probably made in Japan.
② Bottom row in the right column: Restoration products from the Hazeyama Kofun tumulus (stored at Tohoku)

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