Room 47a: South East Asian & Himalayan Art
This room displays a combination of South East Asian and Himalayan art. Some of the finest items in the Himalayan collection include important early Nepalese bronze sculptures, repousse work and embroidery. Art from Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka in gold, silver, bronze, stone, terracotta and ivory represents the rich and complex culture of the South East Asian region in a display spanning the 6th to 19th centuries.
Room 47g: Korea
Tranquil green-glazed ceramics, silk embroideries from officials' robes and gleaming boxes inlaid with mother-of-pearl are among the treasures on display here. Made between 500 and 2000 AD, these diverse objects all reflect the love of natural forms that pervades the decorative arts of Korea.
Room 47f: The Buddha Image in Asia
All the items on display in this room were made in China and brought to the West by merchants who went there to buy tea, silk and porcelain and other craft products, as well as spices and drugs. Some are in European shapes and have decoration which comes from European sources.
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Galleries of Buddhist Art
The narrative of the new series of rooms will show how concepts of the nature of Buddhahood and the Buddhist path evolved and were represented in art. They will be themed according to types of icon, with each room displaying one consistent type of image.