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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  July 12, 2016 (Tue) - August 28, 2016 (Sun)

  
Square Tile, Lotus flower design, Otani collection, Tang dynasty, 8th century

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:
Jivamjivaka (Legendary bird), Otani collection, 5th century
Square Tile, Lotus flower design,
Otani collection, Tang dynasty, 8th century
Semi-circular Decorative Element,
Xi'an, China, Otani collection, Tang dynasty-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century
Head of Buddha,
Khotan, ChinaOtani collection, 3rd-4th century
Scene of Buddhist Sermon from Mural Painting,
Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th-11th century