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Title: Roman and Early Byzantine finds from the Japanese Archipelago – a critical survey

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Szmoniewski, Bartłomiej Szymon

Date issued/created:

2020

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Text

Subtitle:

Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 72 nr 2 (2020)

Publisher:

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Kraków

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ill. ; 25 cm

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Journal/Article

Abstract:

Artifacts discovered on the Japanese archipelago, which are interpreted as being of Roman and Byzantine provenance, are critically discussed in the following article. In light of chemical analyses, some of the glass artifacts found, including beads and vessels, are related to the glass typical of Mediterranean workshops. They were imported in the times of their production. New numismatic discoveries from Okinawa, dated to the fourth century, were found in layers associated with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and cannot be contemporaneous with the glass imports. The silk textile from Shōsō-in, despite its superficial similarity to Early Byzantine art products, seems to be a Central Asian/Chinese imitation, probably woven in the workshops of Chang’an. Thus, finds of Mediterranean origin, produced in the Roman and Early Byzantine epochs, are insignificant in their number and their imports were isolated cases. However, their presence supports the thesis that the Japanese archipelago should be included as part of the ancient network of the Silk Road

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Relation:

Sprawozdania Archeologiczne

Volume:

72

Issue:

2

Start page:

117

End page:

141

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Article

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0081-3834 ; doi:10.23858/SA/72.2020.2.1712

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IAiE PAN, call no. P 244 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 245 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 243 ; click here to follow the link

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