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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Toyokan Room 3  September 11, 2018 (Tue) - November 4, 2018 (Sun)

  
Container for Sarira (Buddhist relics), Reportedly from Subashi, ChinaOtani collection, 6th–7th 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
Banner with a Standing Bodhisattva,
Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, ChinaPelliot collection, Tang dynasty, 9th century (Acquired through exchange with the Guimet Museum)
Banner with the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva,
Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, ChinaPelliot collection, Tang dynasty, 9th century (Acquired through exchange with the Guimet Museum)
Banner with Two Standing Bodhisattvas,
Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, ChinaPelliot collection, Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdons period–Northern Song dynasty, 10th century (Acquired through exchange with the Guimet Museum)
Figures under a Tree,
Astana Karakhoja Tombs, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
Musicians,
Cave 33, Bezeklik Caves, ChinaOtani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th–11th century
Winged Figure,
Miran, ChinaOtani collection, 3rd–4th century