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Art of the Western Regions

"Art of the Western Regions"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  January 2, 2022 (Sun) - February 20, 2022 (Sun)

Head of a Buddha, Ōtani collection, 3rd-4th century

This room mainly features artifacts discovered at Silk Road sites by the Japanese Ōtani expeditions at the start of the 20th century. Works are exhibited on rotation and illustrate the wide range of art and religious objects found in the diverse cultures along the Silk Road.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Head of a Buddha Khotan, China, Ōtani collection 3rd-4th century TC-456
Highlight Epitaph on Square Tile Astana Karakhoja Tombs, China, Ōtani collection Gaochang Kingdom, 589 TC-483
Highlight Head of Buddha Khotan, China, Ōtani collection 5th–6th century Gift of Mr. Minamoto Toyomune, TC-704