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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  October 17, 2017 (Tue) - December 10, 2017 (Sun)

  
Kneeling Bodhisattva with Incense Burner (detail), Bezeklik Grottoes, China 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:
Head of Female Worshipper, Kumtura Grottoes, China Otani collection, 7th–8th century
Head of Demon,
Kumtura Grottoes, China Otani collection, 7th–8th century
Musicians,
Cave 33, Bezeklik Grottoes, China Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th–11th century
Standing Bodhisattva with Parasol,
Bezeklik Grottoes, China Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th–11th century
Kneeling Bodhisattva with Incense Burner
, Bezeklik Grottoes, China Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th–11th century