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During "Merciful Budhisattvas, Terrifying Deities" (Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, August 25, 2019 )

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Merciful Budhisattvas, Terrifying Deities (cont'd)
Please enjoy the paintings of various Terrifying Deities.
PaintingsImportant Cultural Property
Daiitoku-myōō (Yamāntaka)
Japan Kamakura period, 13th century
Nezu Museum

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

Entrance Hall - Gallery 3

The Allure of Buddhist Art
The Buddhist art works collected by Nezu Kaichirō, Sr. (1860–1940) form one of the pillars of the Nezu Museum collection. Examples of Gandharan and Chinese stone sculpture from his collection appear in the Entrance Hall, and this gallery features three Japanese statues of Jizō Bosatsu dating from the Heian to the Kamakura periods Buddhist sculpture.
SculptureImportant Cultural Property
Jizō Bosatsu
Japan Heian period, dated 1147
Nezu Museum

Gallery 4

Gallery 4

Ancient Chinese Bronzes
The Nezu Museum collection of bronzes is world-renowned, and particularly strong in the area of late Shang (17th to 11th centuries B.C.) dynasty vessels, the pinnacle production period of this medium.
Archaeological MaterialsImportant Cultural Property
Double-Ram Zun
China; probably Hunan province, 13-11th centuries B.C.
Nezu Museum

Gallery 5

Gallery 5

Nabeshima: Microcosms of Beauty
The excellent sense of design and the beauty of form are striking in small dishes, bowls, and other diminutive Nabeshima works. Please savor to the full these examples of Nabeshima ware, dainty but brimming with entrancing beauty.
Ceramics
Small Bowls
Hizen ware, nabeshima type
Japan Edo period, 17th-18th centuries
Nezu Museum  Gift of Yamamoto Masayuki

Gallery 6

Gallery 6

Tea for Enjoying the Cool
The assemblage of tea utensils created for a tea gathering at the height of summer is designed to refresh and counter the heat. Please enjoy the sense of cool conveyed by the approximately twenty pieces we have brought together for this season.
Ceramics
Second-Story Incense Burner with Openwork
Longquan ware
China Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Nezu Museum

Special Case

Special Case

Decorated Clock
This splendid Qing dynasty clock, a favorite of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), is not to be missed.
Metalwork / Armor and Equipment
Clock Decorated with a Bird on a Cup
England, 18th century
Nezu Museum
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