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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  November 1, 2016 (Tue) - December 18, 2016 (Sun)

Hercules, Otani collection, 2nd-4th 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:
Hercules, Otani collection, 2nd-4th century
Square Tile, Hosoge flower design, Otani collection, Tang dynasty, ca. 8th century
Head of Bodhisattva, Pelliot collection, 4th-5th century (Acquired through exchange with Musée Guimet)
Head of Bodhisattva, Otani collection, 7th-8th century
Scenes from the Baoen Jing Sutra (Copy), Copied by Morita Kametaro, Taisho-Showa era, 20th century;Ooriginal: Tang dynasty, 8th century