Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Photos

The Asian Art Museum founded by Avery Brundage, once located in Golden Gate Park, is now in the former San Francisco Public Library building in the Civic Center. It is one of America's top collection of Asian art.

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Asian Art Museum in moved to redesigned former Main Library on Civic Center. San Francisco, CA.Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building. San Francisco, CA.Red Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture in front of Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Modern atrium within Asian Art Museum as conceived by Gae Aulenti. San Francisco, CA.
Asian Art Museum in moved (2003) to redesigned former Main Library on Civic Center. San Francisco, CA. Architect: Gae Aulenti; Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK); LDA Architects; & Robert Wong Architect.Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building (1916). San Francisco, CA. Architect: George Kelham.Red Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture in front of Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Modern atrium within Asian Art Museum as conceived by Gae Aulenti. San Francisco, CA.
Modern architecture in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Classical hallway inside Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Neolithic earthenware tripod vessel with single handle from Shaanxi, China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of animal from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Modern architecture in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Classical hallway inside Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Neolithic earthenware tripod vessel with single handle (c2800-2000 BCE) from Shaanxi, China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of animal (c1300-1050 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware dog from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glazed earthenware camel from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze inlaid vessel in form of phoenix from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Malachite jade in shape of carp from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware dog (25-220) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Glazed earthenware camel (c690-750) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Bronze inlaid vessel in form of phoenix (1368-1644) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Carved Malachite jade in shape of carp (1644-1911) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Carved Nephrite openwork incense burner from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic pillow in shape of tiger from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Yellow glass vase as lotus pond from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Conch shell mounted in silver & jewels from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Carved Nephrite openwork incense burner (1900-49) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Ceramic pillow in shape of tiger (1206-34) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Yellow glass vase as lotus pond (c1800-1900) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Conch shell mounted in silver & jewels (1700s) from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gallery of Japanese art at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware Haniwa in form of man from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Edo-period Samurai helmet with half-face mask from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of monkey in coils of snake from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gallery of Japanese art at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware Haniwa in form of man (300-552) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Edo-period Samurai helmet with half-face mask (c1615-50) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Netsuke of monkey in coils of snake (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Japan: rectangular bottle by Kawai Kanjiro from Kyoto in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware vessel in shape of duck from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Korea: silk bridal robe by Han Sang-Soo in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ban Chiang culture earthenware storage vessel from Northeastern Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Japan: rectangular bottle by Kawai Kanjiro from Kyoto (1960) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware vessel in shape of duck (c200-300) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Korea: silk bridal robe by Han Sang-Soo (2001) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Ban Chiang culture earthenware storage vessel (c300-200 BCE) from Northeastern Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bronze Angkor ritual Hindu bell from Cambodia or Northeastern Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Satchanalai stoneware pouring vessel from Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Lidded jar from Northern Vietnam at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware ewer from Northern Vietnam at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bronze Angkor ritual Hindu bell (c1100-1200) from Cambodia or Northeastern Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Satchanalai stoneware pouring vessel (c1300-1550) from Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Lidded jar (1100-1300) from Northern Vietnam at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Stoneware ewer (1450-1550) from Northern Vietnam at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Demon soldiers of Mara's army terra-cotta relief from Burma at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Kris daggers from Sumatra & Sulawesi, Indonesia at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Standing Buddha schist sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bodhisattva sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Demon soldiers of Mara's army terra-cotta relief (1470-80) from Burma at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Kris daggers (1850-1950) from Sumatra & Sulawesi, Indonesia at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Standing Buddha schist sculpture (c200-350) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Bodhisattva sculpture (c200-350) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Seated Ganesha sculpture from Karnataka, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu in form of boar sculpture from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Four-faced Linga sculpture from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Priests Hari Nath & Hari Krishan in conversation watercolor from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Seated Ganesha sculpture (1200-1300) from Karnataka, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Hindu deity Vishnu in form of boar sculpture (c1000) from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Four-faced Linga sculpture (900-1000) from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Priests Hari Nath & Hari Krishan in conversation watercolor (c1710-20) from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gold & silver punch dagger & sheath from Southern India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver ceremonial bowl with Zoroastrian themes from Burma at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Elephant throne partly gilded & painted silver from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilded & silver detail of lion on Elephant throne from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gold & silver punch dagger & sheath (1700-1800) from Southern India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Silver ceremonial bowl with Zoroastrian themes (1875-1900) from Burma at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Elephant throne partly gilded & painted silver (1870-1920) from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Gilded & silver detail of lion on Elephant throne (1870-1920) from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gold overlaid iron helmet with chain mail neckguard from Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jadeite & gold mirror back from Northern India or Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware footed bowl from Western Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware vessel in shape of stag from Northwestern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gold overlaid iron helmet with chain mail neckguard (1820-40) from Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Jadeite & gold mirror back (1800-1900) from Northern India or Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware footed bowl (4000-3000 BCE) from Western Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware vessel in shape of stag (1200-800 BCE) from Northwestern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware two-handled vessel in shape of water skin from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze cheekpiece of horse bridle in form of mythical creature from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware Sari ware bowl with birds from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware disk with horse & cheetah from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware two-handled vessel in shape of water skin (1000-800 BCE) from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Bronze cheekpiece of horse bridle in form of mythical creature (1000-650 BCE) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware Sari ware bowl with birds (c900-1200) from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware disk with horse & cheetah (900-1000) from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware fritware vase with four lobes from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware fritware star-shaped tile with phoenix from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware fritware dish with flower & leaf designs from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware fritware vase with four lobes (1100-1300) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware fritware star-shaped tile with phoenix (1292-3) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA. Earthenware fritware dish with flower & leaf designs (1450-1500) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.

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