The Kingdom of Siam

The Art of Central Thailand 1350–1800

When
Event has passed (Fri Feb 18, 2005 - Sun May 8, 2005)
Tags
Museums, Cultural Museums

Description

The first presentation of classical art from Thailand shown in the United States in more than 25 years, this exhibition features 87 rare works from collections in Thailand, Europe, and the United States. The works showcase the superb but little known arts of the Thai Kingdom of Ayutthaya—one of the largest and most important kingdoms in Southeast Asia. The art works—many on view for the first time in the West—include stone and bronze Buddha images, sculptures of Hindu deities, figural and decorative wood carvings, temple furnishings, illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, and textiles. Among the highlights are gold ceremonial objects from a temple crypt sealed in 1424, a full-sized temple pediment, a 12-foot-tall preaching throne, and sections of royally commissioned temple doors with inlaid mother of pearl.

Schedule

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Asian Art Museum
    200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA