Drum, 18th–19th century (Gift of Mr. Sakiyama Kisaburō)
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 12
April 11, 2023 (Tue) - April 7, 2024 (Sun)
This gallery explores India’s prehistoric culture through a variety of archaeological artifacts, from wedge-shaped stones from the early Paleolithic period, over 600,000 years ago, to copper objects from the Copper Hoard Culture that flourished in the 2nd millennium BC, after the fall of the Indus civilization. This section also introduces a diverse range of archaeological materials from Southeast Asia, with a focus on weapons, personal ornaments, and other artifacts from the bronzeware culture that prospered in northern Thailand’s Ban Chiang region, predominately from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD.
|Highlight||Human-shaped Object||Reportedly found in Uttar Pradesh, India||Copper Hoard culture, ca. 1500 BC||TJ-5539-1|
|Highlight||Drum||Found in northern Thailand||6th–5th century BC||Lent by the Idemitsu Museum of Arts|
|Highlight||Drum||Laos||18th–19th century||Gift of Mr. Sakiyama Kisaburō, TJ-5954|