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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  July 7, 2020 (Tue) - August 16, 2020 (Sun)

Head of a Demon, Kumtura Caves, ChinaOtani collection, 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.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Head of a Demon Kumtura Caves, China, Ōtani collection 7th-8th century TC-455
_MD_RECOMMEND Head of a Buddha Khotan, China, Ōtani collection 3rd-4th century TC-456 On exhibit through July 9, 2020
Head of a Deva Yarkhoto, China, Otani collection Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century TC-458 On exhibit from July 10, 2020