November 24th, 2016

Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum

On Tuesday D. and I paid a visit to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to see "The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe" exhibit, and then we wandered around the rest of the museum and I took a few pics before I got too tired and we had to leave and come home.

The McAllister Tower apartment building greets us from the skyline as we get close to the museum.

Contemporary Japanese ceramics from "The Sculptural Turn" exhibit.

Laughing Budai carved ivory netsuke.

Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Sho Kannon) dates from 12th Century Japan.

Head of a 13th Century guardian lion.

This 5th Century funerary object is in the form of a warrior's head.

Traditional Korean wrapping cloth.

A photogenic vessel.

Detail from a porcelain tiger jar from 18th Century Korea.

This 11th Century Korean stoneware ewer has a lotus-shaped lid.

This earthenware vessel in the shape of a duck is from 3rd Century Korea and was used to serve wine or to pour purified water at special rituals and ceremonies.

A display of ancient Asian vessels.

Chandelier and ceiling lights in the museum's Samsung Hall.