Kudara Bronze Horse Shaped Accessory

For the horse-shaped strap, attach one end of the leather belt to the round button-shaped protrusion on the back and fasten the other end of the belt (has a circular metal fitting been attached to it) to the crown hook protruding from the chest of the horse. The so-called buckle to use. Even with the same bronze band hook, the dragon shape is almost standard in China, which originated in the Sengoku period.

There are many differences between China and Korea in various fields, but so are obi hooks. The dragon-shaped belt hook was not introduced into any of the three countries of Korea, and the horse-shaped belt hook was uniquely present only in the Gaya area in the southeastern part of the peninsula and the Baekje area in the midwest (around BC1c to late 4c).

And this horse-shaped obi hook is naturally found in Japan, which has a deep relationship with Baekje, but there are only two cases where the land is known.

One of them is an excavated item from the 35m-diameter "Mound" and "Sakakiyama Tumulus" (5c front leaf-middle), which is adjacent to the 360m-long huge front tumulus "Shinzan Tumulus" in Shinjoshita, Okayama City. Collection.
You can see 6 images of this Sakakiyama burial mound by searching "Miyauchi Agency Shoryobu Tomb Division / Horse-shaped Belt Hook" online.

By the way, from here it seems to be armor derived from the peninsula (Kaya area?), And it is said that a huge number of remains of iron products have been excavated (from Kurashiki Archaeological Museum "Yomoyama story").

Another example seems to be that only one point was found from the Asakawabata site in Nagano City.

In addition, the excavation distribution of horse-shaped belt hooks on the Korean Peninsula is
① Southeastern part of the peninsula (Gyeongsangdo)… Gaya countries BC1c ~ AD2c
② Midwest peninsula (Gyeonggi-do and Chungcheongnam-do)… Baekje AD 2c-4c latter half

Therefore, it is highly possible that ① has affected ②.
(Reference literature: "Orogenic burial mounds and Northeast Asia-Focusing on artifacts found at the Sakakiyama burial mound" Takashi Tsuchiya
"Horse-shaped belt hook across the sea" Teruo Yanagimoto)

By the way, there is a "Kofun period" sticker on the box of this product, and I'm not happy if I can conclude that this is from Japan, but its credibility is unknown.
In any case, if you infer from the various examples, it is almost certain that the production area is ② Baekje area.

◆ Body: Length (width): 8.8 cm, Height: 5.6 cm. Platform included: width: 9.5 cm, height: 7.5 cm.

The light patina beauty peculiar to bronze excavated in Korea is a special mention.
The condition is very good, with no small tail.
Although there are few in the museum, but few in the private sector, it is an extremely valuable item in the sense that it is one of the few relics of Baekje that we can get.

Upper row of the right column of the image: Kumazu (475-538, present Gongju) where the second capital of Baekje was located-Collection of National Gongju Museum
Middle tier: Excavated goods from Sabae (538-642, present Buyeo) where the third and final city was located-National Buyeo Museum Collection

Reference price: 170,000yen


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