Asian Art Museum - South Asia Photos

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco hosts a large collection of South Asian art from India, Pakistan, and Iran.

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Asian Art Museum in moved to redesigned former Main Library on Civic Center. San Francisco, CA.Standing Buddha schist sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Conception of Buddha-to-be in Queen Maya's dream sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Queen Maya's Dream Explained sculpture a scene of Buddha's life from Gandhara, Pakistan 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.Standing Buddha schist sculpture (c200-350) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Conception of Buddha-to-be in Queen Maya's dream sculpture (c100-300) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Queen Maya's Dream Explained sculpture (c100-300) a scene of Buddha's life from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Birth of Buddha-to-be sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buddha's first sermon sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buddha's visits his former wife sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Death of the Buddha sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Birth of Buddha-to-be sculpture (c100-300) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buddha's first sermon sculpture (c200-400) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buddha's visits his former wife sculpture (c100-300) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Death of the Buddha sculpture (c100-300) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bodhisattva sculpture from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buddhist deity Vajra Tara sculpture from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Female figure from Northern or Eastern India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carvings of Hindu deities at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bodhisattva sculpture (c200-350) from Gandhara, Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buddhist deity Vajra Tara sculpture (1075-1200) from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Female figure (100 BCE-100 CE) from Northern or Eastern India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carvings of Hindu deities at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
India: sandstone dancing Ganesh from Madhya Pradesh in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Seated Ganesha sculpture from Karnataka, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu sculpture from Uttar Pradesh, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu sculpture from northern central, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
India: sandstone dancing Ganesh from Madhya Pradesh (900-1000) in Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Seated Ganesha sculpture (1200-1300) from Karnataka, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu sculpture (c300-400) from Uttar Pradesh, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu sculpture (c950-1150) from northern central, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Vishnu sculpture from India or Bangladesh at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu in form of man-lion Narasimha sculpture from Bangladesh at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu in form of boar sculpture from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Shiva sculpture from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Vishnu sculpture (1100-1200) from India or Bangladesh at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Vishnu in form of man-lion Narasimha sculpture (1100-1200) from Bangladesh 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.Hindu deity Shiva sculpture (1300-1500) from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Shiva as destroyer of three cities sculpture from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Shiva with goddess Parvati sculpture from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Shiva with goddess Parvati combined as Ardhanarishvara sculpture from Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Parvati sculpture from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Shiva as destroyer of three cities sculpture (1000-1100) from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Shiva with goddess Parvati sculpture (600-700) from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Shiva with goddess Parvati combined as Ardhanarishvara sculpture (900-1100) from Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Parvati sculpture (1050-1100) from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Parvati with her sons Ganesha & Skanda sculpture from Eastern Bangladesh at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Varahi, wife of Hindu deity Vishnu form of boar sculpture from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Four-faced Linga sculpture from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Chamunda sculpture from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Parvati with her sons Ganesha & Skanda sculpture (1000-1100) from Eastern Bangladesh at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Varahi, wife of Hindu deity Vishnu form of boar sculpture (1000-1100) from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Four-faced Linga sculpture (900-1000) from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Chamunda sculpture (800-1000) from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Jambhala sculpture from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Rama sculpture from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Krishna paying flute sculpture from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Krishna overcoming Kaliya bronze sculpture from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Jambhala sculpture (1000-1100) from Bihar, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Rama sculpture (1300-1500) from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Krishna paying flute sculpture (1400-1500) from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hindu deity Krishna overcoming Kaliya bronze sculpture (1400-1500) from Tamil Nadu, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hindu deity Krishna & his beloved sheltered from rain by umbrella watercolor from Punjab, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jain teacher Neminatha sculpture perhaps from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Lovers parting during rainy night watercolor from Rajasthan, 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.
Hindu deity Krishna & his beloved sheltered from rain by umbrella watercolor (1800-1900) from Punjab, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jain teacher Neminatha sculpture (800-900) perhaps from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Lovers parting during rainy night watercolor (c1700) from Rajasthan, 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.
A raja slays a tiger watercolor from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inlayed metal plate from 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.
A raja slays a tiger watercolor (c1750-1800) from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inlayed metal plate (c1700) 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.
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 overlaid iron helmet with chain mail neckguard from Pakistan 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 (1820-40) from Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Jade cup from Northern India or Pakistan & with French fittings added at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jadeite double box from Northern India or Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jadeite & gold mirror back from Northern India or Pakistan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Jade cup (1650-1750) from Northern India or Pakistan & with French fittings added at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Jadeite double box (1700-1800) from Northern India or 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.

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