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The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco hosts a large collection of art from China, Japan, and Korea.

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Asian Art Museum in moved to redesigned former Main Library on Civic Center. San Francisco, CA.Neolithic earthenware tripod vessel with single handle from Shaanxi, China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual vessels - two for food & one for wine from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual wine vessel from China at Asian Art Museum. 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.Neolithic earthenware tripod vessel with single handle (c2800-2000 BCE) from Shaanxi, China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual vessels - two for food (1300-1050 BCE ) & one for wine (c1500-1250 BCE) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual wine vessel (c1600-1050 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
China: wine vessel in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of animal from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of rhinoceros from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze covered ritual wine vessel in form of creature from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
China: wine vessel (1300-1050 BCE) in 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.Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of rhinoceros (c1100-1050 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze covered ritual wine vessel in form of creature (c1050-771 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bronze ritual food vessels from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual bell from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilt bronze belt hooks from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic male & warrior figures from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bronze ritual food vessels (c560-500 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze ritual bell (c900-400 BCE ) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilt bronze belt hooks (c475 BCE-9 CE) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic male & warrior figures (c206 BCE-9 CE) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware dog from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Painted earthenware spirit guardian from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glazed earthenware tomb guardians from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Six dynasty earthenware Bactrian camel in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware dog (25-220) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Painted earthenware spirit guardian (c500-535) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glazed earthenware tomb guardians (618-906) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Six dynasty earthenware Bactrian camel (500-50) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware horse from Henan, China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glazed earthenware camel from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Tang dynasty glazed earthenware winged guardian monster in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilt bronze sculptures related to Buddhism from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware horse (618-906) from Henan, China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glazed earthenware camel (c690-750) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.China: Tang dynasty glazed earthenware winged guardian monster (690-750) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilt bronze sculptures related to Buddhism (618-906) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Limestone sculpture of Bodhisattva from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Marble sculpture of Arhat Buddhist deity from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilt bronze sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni as ascetic from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze inlaid vessel in form of duck from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Limestone sculpture of Bodhisattva (581-618) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Marble sculpture of Arhat Buddhist deity (1180) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilt bronze sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni as ascetic (1600-1700) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze inlaid vessel in form of duck (960-1279) 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.China: Qing dynasty Buddhist deity Simhavaktra Dakina in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Rhinoceros horn cup with carved scene of paradise from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bamboo root carved mountain scene 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.China: Qing dynasty Buddhist deity Simhavaktra Dakina (1736-95) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Rhinoceros horn cup with carved scene of paradise (c1736-95) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bamboo root carved mountain scene (1644-1911) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Collection of jade from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Nephrite jade with mountain waterfall scene from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved dyed jade to imitate lapis lazuli of table screen showing gathering 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.
Collection of jade from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Nephrite jade with mountain waterfall scene (1644-1911) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved dyed jade to imitate lapis lazuli of table screen showing gathering (1644-1911) 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 jade in shape of monkeys presenting peach of longevity from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved rock crystal in shape of buffalo from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Nephrite jade in shape of envoy Su Wu herding goats from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved rock crystal beaker with ring handles from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Carved Nephrite jade in shape of monkeys presenting peach of longevity (1644-1911) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved rock crystal in shape of buffalo (c1800-1900) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Nephrite jade in shape of envoy Su Wu herding goats (c1800-1900) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved rock crystal beaker with ring handles (1644-1900) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Carved jadeite covered vase with ring handles from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Nephrite openwork incense burner from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved jadeite mythical bird presenting a vessel from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved malachite tray from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Carved jadeite covered vase with ring handles (1900-49) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved Nephrite openwork incense burner (1900-49) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved jadeite mythical bird presenting a vessel (1900-49) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved malachite tray (1900-49) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Collection of snuff bottles from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic pillow in shape of tiger from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain covered jar painted with carp & lotus pond from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain ewer with dragons from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Collection of snuff bottles 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.Porcelain covered jar painted with carp & lotus pond (1368-1644) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain ewer with dragons (1500-1700) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
China: Ming dynasty dish with rabbit in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain vase painted with carp from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain mallet vase painted with women from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain bowl painted with horses from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
China: Ming dynasty dish with rabbit (1621-7) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain vase painted with carp (1662-1722) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain mallet vase painted with women (1662-1722) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain bowl painted with horses (1662-1722) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Porcelain covered bowl painted with dragons from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glass bowl from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain plate painted with peaches & bats from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain vase painted with peaches from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Porcelain covered bowl painted with dragons (1723-35) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Glass bowl (1723-35) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain plate painted with peaches & bats (1736-95) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain vase painted with peaches (1736-95) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Porcelain vessel in shape of ancient bronze vessel from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain teapot with dragon & phoenix from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Yellow glass vase as lotus pond from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Display of Chinese ceramics at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Porcelain vessel in shape of ancient bronze vessel (1736-95) from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain teapot with dragon & phoenix (1823-50) 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.Display of Chinese ceramics at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Buddhist deity White Tara gilded copper statue from Nepal at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Naramsimha bronze statue from Nepal at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Newari sketchbook page from Nepal at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Woman's national costume from Bhutan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Buddhist deity White Tara gilded copper statue (1400-1500) from Nepal at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Naramsimha bronze statue (1500-1500) from Nepal at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Newari sketchbook page (1600-1700) from Nepal at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Woman's national costume (kira) (1900-90) from Bhutan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Conch shell mounted in silver & jewels from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilded bronze dancing Ganesha from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Turquoise & silver boxes & ornaments from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Thighbone trumpets from Inner Mongolia at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Conch shell mounted in silver & jewels (1700s) from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gilded bronze dancing Ganesha (1700-1800) from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Turquoise & silver boxes & ornaments (c1700-1900) from Tibet at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Thighbone trumpets (kang-ling) (c1800-1911) from Inner Mongolia at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Gallery of Japanese art at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware ring-shaped bottle from Hiroshima, Japan 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.
Gallery of Japanese art at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware ring-shaped bottle (300-552) from Hiroshima, Japan 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.
Yukinoshita armor with "rigid bowl" helmet from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Esoteric Buddhist king of passion Ragaraja from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Seated bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gion festival on two six panel screens from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Yukinoshita armor with "rigid bowl" helmet (1615-1700) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Esoteric Buddhist king of passion Ragaraja (1600-1700) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Seated bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (1615-1868) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gion festival on two six panel screens (c1700-1868) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Tale of Soga brothers on two six panel screens from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Tale of Soga brothers on two six panel screens (c1600-1700) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro (most 1700-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro (most 1700-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Inro with bear design & Netsuke with lion dancer head from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of skull with two snakes & Netsuke of Hannya mask from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of three boatmen & pine on clamshell 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.
Inro with bear design (1700-1900) & Netsuke with lion dancer head (1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of skull with two snakes (1800-1900) & Netsuke of Hannya mask (c1650-1705) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of three boatmen & pine on clamshell (c1800-1900) 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.
Netsuke of snail & ant on bamboo from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of octopus with basket of sea bream, clams, abalone from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Japan: Nabeshima dish with camellias from Arita in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Japan: Kiyomizu bottle from Kyoto in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Netsuke of snail & ant on bamboo (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of octopus with basket of sea bream, clams, abalone (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Japan: Nabeshima dish with camellias from Arita (1700-50) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Japan: Kiyomizu bottle from Kyoto (1700-1800) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Japan: rectangular bottle by Kawai Kanjiro from Kyoto in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Shallow woven flower basket by Maeda Chikubosai I from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware vessel in shape of duck from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware oil lamp from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Japan: rectangular bottle by Kawai Kanjiro from Kyoto (1960) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Shallow woven flower basket (c1900-50) by Maeda Chikubosai I from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware vessel in shape of duck (c200-300) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware oil lamp (c400-600) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Stoneware celadon bottle from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware celadon ewer in shape of gourd from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware Buncheong ware bottle from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mountain spirit & tiger painting from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Stoneware celadon bottle (1100-1200) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware celadon ewer in shape of gourd (1100-1200) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Stoneware Buncheong ware bottle (1500-90) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mountain spirit & tiger painting (1800-1900) from Korea at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Korea: silk bridal robe by Han Sang-Soo in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Korea: Hanging scroll of Guardian King of the West by Jae-u in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.

Korea: silk bridal robe by Han Sang-Soo (2001) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Korea: Hanging scroll of Guardian King of the West by Jae-u (2003) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.


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