Anniversary Projects

Islamic Ceramics from the TNM Collection

October 4, 2022 (Tue) - January 22, 2023 (Sun)

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5

The term “Islamic ceramics” refers to ceramics created mainly in the areas corresponding to present-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and Turkey from the 7th century. From the 1910s to the 1940s, the Museum acquired rare examples of Islamic ceramics and further enriched its collection through purchases and donations. For the first time ever, this thematic exhibition presents a comprehensive look at the Museum’s collection of Islamic ceramics.

Major Works in this Exhibition

Bird-Shaped Pitcher, Ilkhanate, ca. mid-13th century–mid-14th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

Jar with Figures on Horseback, Anushtegin dynasty, end of 1170s–ca. 1200

Bowl, Ayyubid dynasty, 13th century