The Asian Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world. Spanning 6,000 years, its scope and breadth enables the museum to provide an introduction to all the major traditions of Asian art and culture. Well-known in the scholarly world, the collection contains rare and exceptional objects which are often referenced in journals and textbooks. The collection includes more than 16,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures of stone, bronze, wood and other materials, paintings on screens, hanging scrolls and other formats, porcelains and ceramics, lacquers, textiles, furniture, arms and armor, puppets and basketry.
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