The asian section collections final

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  • 1.  Approx. 25,000 objects  Largely ethnographic  Focus on Buddhist material  Representative collections of everyday life  Large amount of textiles  Large amount of prints, paintings, and scrolls  Very large collection of coins
  • 2.  Manuscripts  Sculpture  Textiles  Ritual Implements  Paintings  Musical Instruments
  • 3.  Mostly Japanese Material  Installed in museum when it first opened in 1899  Over 800 objects  Includes: textiles, ritual implements, statuary, architectural elements, divination tools, and charms.
  • 4.  Over 5000 coins -Mostly from China, Korea, Japan  Sommerville Gem collection  Amulets
  • 5. Manuscripts and Rubbings
  • 6.  Ainu - Representative  Naga Hills - Representative  Thai – Tools, baskets, art, buddhist  Indian – Textiles, kalighat paintings
  • 7.  China – Textiles  Minority textiles - Exposition Universelle (1900)  Buddhist Banners - Sommerville  Indian Textiles – clothes, wall hangings  Southeast Asia – clothes, buddhist
  • 8.  Japanese War Prints  Japanese propaganda prints  Chinese folk prints  Divination and charms  Kalighat paintings
  • 9.  Approx 800 instruments  From all over Asia:  Japan: 250  China: 165  India: 121  Thailand: 70  Tibet: 28  Nepal: 19
  • 10.  Games – collected by Stewart Culin  Baskets – Civic Center  Ordos bronzes  Weapons and Armor
  • 11. Stewart Culin Games collection and Korean paintings by Gisan.
  • 12.  Many more objects in the collection – ceramics, bronzes, jade, netsuke, snuff bottles  Please feel free to ask me more questions about what we have in the collection.  See also:  Arts of Asia  Loans catalog  Website: penn.museum  Rotunda cases and Buddhism Exhibit