An extremely rare clay cup dating from the mid-fifth century bearing a face with horns was unearthed here recently.
The “sueki” earthen cup adorned with a horned face
[Credit: Akihiro Tanaka]Archaeologists expect the cup to provide important clues to Japan’s religious customs of the time, as a similar design has been found on ancient murals in China and the Korean Peninsula.
“The face (on the cup) is highly likely to represent…
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