The Asian Pavilion

The Asian Pavilion was designed by the architects Cruz and Ortiz. Constructed from Portuguese sandstone and glass, the building is surrounded by water and characterized by a wealth of diagonal planes and unusual perspectives. Inside, it houses a rich collection of Asian art brought together from China, Japan, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Thailand and dating from the period between 2000 BC and 2000 AC.
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Guanyin, anoniem, 1100 - 1200

Art as Therapy. Guanyin is the Buddhist counterpart to the Virgin Mary and she fulfills a similar role: that of hearing us in our distress, meeting us with tenderness and strengthening us to face the tasks of life.

Shiva Nataraja, anoniem, 1100 - 1200

Shiva Nataraja, century, South India, Rijksmuseum collection (on loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst (Association of Friends of Asian Art)).

Two temple guardians, anoniem, ca. 1300 - ca. 1400

Twee tempelwachters, anoniem, ca. 1300 - ca. hout met resten van polychromie, h

Two temple guardians, anoniem, ca. 1300 - ca. 1400

Two temple guardians, anoniem, c. 1300 - c. 1400 at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

A lohan, anoniem, 1200 - 1400

Only 46 more nights until you walk down the stairs in the new Asia Pavilion, inquisitively and perhaps slightly mockingly watched by this ‘lohan’, an apprentice of Buddha.

Shotoku Taishi, anoniem, 1200 - 1350

Shotoku Taishi, anoniem, 1200 - 1350 (in het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

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