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Clay statuettes in the five-storied pagoda were finished in 711, the year following
the transfer of the capital to Nara, and are generally attributed to the last part of
Early Nara period. Arranged in four groups on four sides around the central pillar,
Late Nara period and added realistic expression to the idealistic Early Nara style.
Shoso-in treasures are the earliest surviving examples of the secular art of the
Imperial court and suggest that Chinese court art, which had not been imported ...
The new techniques of sculpture in dry lacquer, clay, and wood, in addition to
bronze, that appeared in the Late Nara period gave impetus to new styles
ultimately inspired by Chinese sculpture of the middle T'ang period. Made to
decorate the ...
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