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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Toyokan Room 3  January 2, 2015 (Fri) - March 1, 2015 (Sun)

  
Drona, Cave 224, Kizil Grottoes, China, Tang dynasty, 7th century, Otani collection

This part introduces art of the Western Regions (Central Asia) from about the 1st to the 10th century, with a focus on Buddhist art. The highlight of this part is the rich variety of works with high artistic and historical significance.

Current exhibit includes:
Head of Female Worshipper, Kumtura Caves, China, 7th - 8th century, China, Otani collection
Tablet in Tokharian B Characters, Kucha, China, 6th - 7th century, Otani collection
Fragments of Inscribed Tablets, Kucha, China, 4th - 8th century, Otani collection
Drona, Cave 224, Kizil Grottoes, China, Tang dynasty, 7th century, Otani collection