One hundred flowers
Left: Lotus-clad Radha and Krishna, India, Punjab hills, Mankot, c1700–10, opaque watercolour (gouache) on paper, purchased 2007. Right: Ten scenes from the 'Tale of Genji’ (detail), Japan, Iwasa Matabei school, 1650s, pair of six-fold screens; ink and colour on paper, purchased with the assistance of the Diana Dorothea Bennett Fund 2007.
A 13th-century Nepalese gilt bronze of Padmapani or The Luminous Lord of Infinite Compassion is just one of the stunning works on display in this exhibition, which showcases some of the artworks that have been added to the Gallery’s world-class Asian collection in the last five years.
Alongside this elegant figure are works in many different media, including miniature paintings from India, Japanese folding screens, Chinese ceramics and calligraphy, and textiles from across Asia.
Covering many centuries, the wide selection of art on show represents high points in artistic expression across countries and cultures as diverse and distant as Tibet and Indonesia.
1 Sep 2011 – 15 Jan 2012
Upper Asian gallery