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Asian Art

1953.281 Yao Shou Pillars Of The Country
Yao Shou. Pillars of the Country, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1494. Buckingham Fund.

The Art Institute’s distinguished Asian collection comprises works spanning nearly five millennia from China, Korea, Japan, India, Southwest Asia, and the Near and Middle East. It includes 35,000 objects of great archaeological and artistic significance, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics, and archaic jades; Chinese and Japanese textiles; Japanese screens and paintings; Indian and Persian miniature paintings; Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture; and the Buckingham Collection of Japanese woodblock prints, one of the finest in the world. Embracing the present and looking toward the future, the department continues to enhance its holdings with new acquisitions of modern and contemporary art from across Asia.

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