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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  August 30, 2016 (Tue) - October 30, 2016 (Sun)

  
Standing Bodhisattva with Parasol (detail), Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th-11th 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:
Container for Sarira (Buddhist relics), Reportedly from Subashi, ChinaOtani collection, 6th-7th century
Musicians,
Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th-11th century
Standing Bodhisattva with Parasol,
Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th-11th century
Kneeling Bodhisattva with Incense Burner,
Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th-11th century