Autumn Special Exhibition

September 3 - December 11

Connecting Civilizations
From Ancient Central Asia to East Asia

Information

Exhibition Term
September 3, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Open Hours
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry: 4:00 pm)
Closed Days
Every Monday (or next business day if Monday is a national holiday)
Admission Fees
[Adults] 1,300 yen [High school/university students] 1,100 yen [Elementary/junior high school students] Free
Venue
North Wing

Exhibition Highlights

Goblet with Raptors and Bulls
Western Central Asia, end of the 3rd–early 2nd millennium BC

Vessel with Blossoming Trees and Ibexes
Southeastern Iran, late 3rd millennium BC Chlorite; Private collection

Vessel in the Shape of a Rooster
Pre-Achaemenid period, 7th–6th century BC

Relief with Two Horses
Achaemenid period, 6th–5th century BC

Six Musicians
China, Northern Dynasties period, mid-6th century; Private collection

Relief Carvings from a Funerary Couch
China, Northern Zhou period, late 6th century

Oblong Eight-Lobed Cup
China, Tang period, late 7th–8th century

Caftan Decorated with Extra Large Roundels Containing Confronting Deer
Central Asia, 8th century

Exhibition Galleries

Entrance Information Chapter 1 Wings, Horns, Sacred Trees ―Loquacious Symbolism― Chapter 2Beyond of the Cycles of Nature―The Rise of the Iranian People― Chapter 3The Fabled Horses that Opened a Continent-wide Trade Network―The Dawn of the Silk Road― Chapter 4An Age of Upheaval and the Eastward Advance of the Sogdians―A Paradise on a Funerary Couch Screen― Chapter 5Sogdian Banquets―Gorgeous Vessels and Garments― Chapter 6The Prosperity and Transition of Tang Dynasty Silverware―Stylistic Transition, from a Western Region to a Chinese Style― Chapter 7Trends on the Silk Road―Auspicious Animals across Eurasia― Miho CollectionAnd Further East . . . Animal and Plant Motifs in Japanese Buddhist Art
South Wing
North Wing

Autumn Special Exhibition

Connecting Civilizations

From Ancient Central Asia to East Asia

Exhibits

North Wing

Autumn Special Exhibition

Connecting Civilizations
From Ancient Central Asia to East Asia

Chapter 1 Wings, Horns, Sacred Trees―Loquacious Symbolism―
Chapter 2 Beyond of the Cycles of Nature―The Rise of the Iranian People―
Chapter 3 The Fabled Horses that Opened a Continent-wide Trade Network―The Dawn of the Silk Road―
Chapter 4 An Age of Upheaval and the Eastward Advance of the Sogdians―A Paradise on a Funerary Couch Screen―
Chapter 5 Sogdian Banquets―Gorgeous Vessels and Garments―
Chapter 6 The Prosperity and Transition of Tang Dynasty Silverware―Stylistic Transition, from a Western Region to a Chinese Style―
Chapter 7 Trends on the Silk Road―Auspicious Animals across Eurasia―
Miho Collection: And Further East . . . Animal and Plant Motifs in Japanese Buddhist Art