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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.

 

 
HATAKEYAMA NAOYA
Blast
Chromogenic prints, diptych
2005
ISHIMOTO YASUHIRO
Untitled
Gelatin silver print
1970
Storage Jar
Stoneware
c. 4th century
Tripod Ritual Vessel (Li)
Bronze
13th century B.C.
SHOUMIN BIAN
Geese Descending on a Sandbank
Ink and slight color on paper
1730
Cizhou Wine Jar Painted with Birds and Bamboo
Ceramic
Late 13th-late 14th century
Sarasvati
Sandstone
6th century
Haniwa Horse
Red earthenware
300–645
Pot with Whorl Design
Earthenware
c. 3000–2000 BC
Bowl with Seated Figure
Frit body, painted in luster on an opaque white glaze
Early 13th century
Powder Flask
Ivory, brass, and amber
17th century
DO HO SUH
Karma
Urethane paint on fiberglass and resin
2003
Shastradhara (Weapon-Bearing) Hevajra
Gilt copper and pigment
c. 1531
The Siege of Mathura by Jarasandha
Gouache with gold on paper
1769
Krishna Abducting Rukmani from the Temple
Watercolor with gold on paper
c. 1800–1820
ANDO HIROSHIGE
Mt. Fuji and Mt. Ashigara from Numazu
Woodblock print
1855
Bosatsu
Cypress wood
Early 12th century
Tenjin
Camphor wood, with traces of pigment
12th century
Shogun's Wedding Gift
Wood with gold and silver maki-e designs on lacquer ground
18th century
AIGAI TAKAKU
Tiger and Bamboo
Ink on silk
1800–1850