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Arts of Asia

The MFAH collections of art from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia reflect Houston’s diverse communities. Ancient and contemporary works are displayed together to create innovative juxtapositions.

 

 
Incense Burner
Bronze, cast and pierced
12th century
Ganesh and Siddhi
Buff sandstone
10th–11th century
Celadon Bottle
Stoneware with gray bluish-green glaze
Late 11th-early 12th century
Haniwa Warrior
Red earthenware
Late 6th century
"Golden Horn" Tondino
Frit body with underglaze painting
First half of 16th century
Ritual Vessel (Ding)
Bronze
Early 5th century BC
Amida
Carved wood with traces of polychrome
1472
Avalokitesvara
Carved limestone
557–618
Shiva Nataraja
Bronze
13th century
SHIRO KURAMATA
Glass Chair
Glass
1976
Ritual Vessel (Zun)
Bronze
12th century B.C.
Fly Whisk (Chauri)
Ivory
Mid-18th century
Hie Sanno Sairei-Zu
Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper
17th century
Scholar's Table Screen
Steatite
16th–17th century
Buddha of Healing (Bhaisajyaguru)
Bronze
12th century
A Bejeweled Lady
Gouache with red border
Parvati
Bronze
11th century
Scene of Feasting
Gouache with gold
c. 1594
Textile with Qur'anic Inscriptions
Silk and lampas weave
Late 17th–18th century
A Portrait of 'Ali, Hasan, Husayn, and Nur ‘Ali Shah Ni‘matullahi
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Iran, second half of the 19th century