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Description of Haiwana Horse Head Sculpture

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The haniwa (the horse head being only one example) were burial artifacts arranged in groups in a circular form around large funerary mounds.They were used to settle the earth of the mounds as well as decorate the tombs eternally. It is believed their purpose was also to  protect and accompany the deceased after their death.