Haniwa

This is the figure of a warrior, dressed in a robe and wearing…

The Musashi Plain (Mushashino: Tale of Ise)

These three prints depict an episode from the Tale of Ise (Ise…

Gigaku Mask

This Gigaku theatre mask represents Karura, a divine bird in…

Head of Buddha

From the earliest centuries of our era, the region of Amaravati…

Nagaraja "Serpent King"

The Nagaraja, or "Serpent King", is a traditional figure in the…

The Surrender of Kandahar

This miniature depicts the surrender of Persian troops- seen…

Young woman listening to music

This miniature in the Guler style is a graceful, sensitive evocation…

The Tirthankara Rishabanatha

This sculpted sandstone effigy represents Rishabanatha (or Adinatha),…

Buddha Torso

This torso of Buddha, sculpted in the characteristic pink sandstone…

Female bust backed by foliage

In India, since the most ancient times, woman has been the object…

Huqqa (water pipe) base

This bidri water pipe (huqqa) base has a floral decoration of…

Silla Crown

Made from thin sheets of gilded metal, cut and smoothed using…

Panga sayu sang Meditating Bodhisattva

This late 6th century gilt bronze bodhisattva is a masterpiece…

1000-armed Avalokiteshvara, chonsu kwanum posal

This impressive cast iron piece, complete with its original gilding,…

Teaching Buddha, making the gesture of preaching

The restrained, remarkably refined, and profoundly meditative…

Maebyong vase, celadon glaze

This large maebyong vase is the Korean version of the Chinese…

Eight-panel folding screen: genre scenes

This painted silk folding screen is signed Kim Hong-do (1745-1815?).…

Ten-panel folding screen: flowers and birds

The strikingly Hwajodo "flowers and birds" motif used by Yi Han-Ch’ol…

Portrait of the high-ranking dignitary, Cho Man-Yong

This work is a masterpiece of restraint, skillfully blending…

Mask

This mask is made out of wood and covered in light beige fabric…

Jar with dragon decoration

The decoration here depicts a dragon lost in the clouds-a theme…

Camondo zun (wine vessel)

Despite its monumental appearance, this standing elephant with…

liding (sacrificial vase)

This liding funerary recipient is composed of three juxtaposed…

Deer-shaped drum mounting

This reclining deer with its legs folded along its body, oval-shaped…

Silver Casket, dated 1024

Esthetically, this cubical casket mounted on a low, flared base…

Northern celadon ewer

This ewer, with its globe-shaped belly and high, fluted neck,…

Fluted bowl

This ewer, with its globe-shaped belly and high, fluted neck,…

meiping Vase

This vase offers an interesting and rare example of Yuan ceramics.…

Wardrobe

Originally, this wardrobe was one of a pair, and was topped by…

Small jade cup

This extremely important piece, a circular cup mounted on a small,…

Thousand Flowers Vase

The reign of Qianlong witnessed a gradual lessening of formal…

Pack-camel and camel driver

The sculptor’s treatment of the fur of this Bactriane camel…

hu Wine Vase

This slender, curved, pear-shaped bottle is made of gilded bronze.…

The Mausoleum of the first Emperor, Qin shihuang

The significance of this site where, sixty years later, a terracotta…

Dragon plaque

This large green nephrite plaque represents a dragon with its…

Lady with chignon mingqi (tomb figure)

This court lady belongs to a stylistic phase characteristic of…

Standing horse mingqi (tomb figure)

This animal, with its body solidly planted on sturdy legs and…

Statue of the luohan Tamrabhadra

The term luohan (Sanskrit: arhat) describes the Buddhas original…

Bamboo leaves

This vertical scroll painting depicts the top of a clump of bamboo.…

Jingting Mountains in autumn

This scroll, which faithfully adopts the traditional Chinese…