Collections: Asian Art

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Mask (Karan-wemba)

The female figure atop this mask represents a married woman who has just given birth to her first child—a moment when a woman is consi...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

 
 
Ewer with CoverCovered TrayUmar, Disguised as Mazmahil the Surgeon, Practices Quackery on the Sorcerers of AntaliAn Old Man Walking by a Stream, with Distant MountainsShrine with an Image of a BodhisattvaArghan Div Brings the Chest of Armor to HamzaSudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake (Ohashi Atake no Yudachi), No. 58 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoCherry Blossom Viewing PicnicWine Jar with Eight ImmortalsWine Jar with Fish and Aquatic PlantsWine Vessel (Zun) in the Form of a GooseHead of a GuardianLandscapeBowl in the Shape of a Gourd, Kyoto WareRitual Tripod Vessel (Ding)Segawa Kikunojo III as Oshizu, Wife of Tanabe BunzoEwer (Zhihu)NihonbashiTianhuang SealSeated DivinityPlum Garden, Kamata (Kamata no Umezono), No. 27 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoInside Kameido Tenjin Shrine (Kameido Tenjin Keidai), No. 65 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoScattered Pines, Tone River, No. 71 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoHaneda Ferry and Benten Shrine (Haneda no Watashi Benten), No. 72 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoBamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, No. 76 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoFireworks at Ryogoku (Ryogoku Hanabi), No. 98 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoFukagawa Lumberyards, No. 106 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoFukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo, No. 107 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoThe Emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan with Their Ministers and Prince Dara ShikohTraveling CofferDish Depicting a Dragon Amongst FoliageLarge JarExport Portable Desk (Bargueño)Maharana Jawan Singh of Mewar Receiving the Governor General of India, Lord William Cavendish Bentinck, February 8th, 1832Seated Buddha ShakyamuniDressing a Boy on the Occasion of His First Letting His Hair GrowBowlFlower Pavilion, Dango Slope, Sendagi, No. 16 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoInari Bridge and Minato Shrine, Teppozu, No. 77 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoNew Years Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Oji, No. 118 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoBuddhist Ritual Object in Form of a Canopy on Lotus BaseOumayagashi, No. 105 from One Hundred Famous Views of EdoBeauties of the Latest Fashion Compared with the Beauty of Flowers (Tosei Bijin), from Flower Playing Cards (Hana-awase)Kasumigaseki, No. 2 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoHibiya and Soto-Sakurada From Yamashita-Cho, No. 3 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoTsukudajima From Eitai Bridge, No. 4 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoHatsune Riding Grounds, Bakuro-cho, No. 6 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoCotton-Goods Lane, Odenma-cho, No. 7 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoSuruga-cho, No. 8 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoUeno Yamashita, No. 12 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoView to the North From Asukayama, No. 17 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoThe Kawaguchi Ferry and Zenkoji Temple, No. 20 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoNew Fuji, Meguro, No. 24 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoArmor-Hanging Pine, Hakkeisaka, No. 26 in One Hundred Famous Views of EdoGotenyama, Shinagawa, No. 28 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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