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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions "

Toyokan Room 3  February 5, 2019 (Tue) - March 17, 2019 (Sun)

  
Seated Buddha (detail), Cave 45, Kumtura Caves, China, German Turfan collection, Tang dynasty, 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:
Fragment of a Worshipper, Karasahr, China, Otani collection, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century
Segments of Preaching Buddha, Kizil Caves, China, Otani collection, 7th century
Seated Buddha, Cave 45, Kumtura Caves, China, German Turfan collection, Tang dynasty, 8th century