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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Toyokan Room 3  December 18, 2018 (Tue) - February 3, 2019 (Sun)

  
Head of a Deva, Yarkhoto, China, Otani collection, Tang dynasty, 7th–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:
Head of a Deva, Yarkhoto, China, Otani collection, Tang dynasty, 7th–8th century
Kneeling Bodhisattva with an Incense Burner, Bezeklik Caves, China, Otani collection, Gaochang Uighur period, 10th–11th century