Fri December 6, 2019 - Sun March 22, 2020

Lost At Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks

A fierce three-headed serpent and a mysterious female deity were among the nearly two dozen 12th-century stone reliefs from Central Vietnam that lay unseen at the bottom of the Arabian Sea for nearly 120 years. Almost 5,000 miles away in the South China Sea, blue-and-white ceramic bowls, plates and jars rested in the hold of a sunken ship off the coast of Vietnam for more than five centuries.

Image Credit: Architectural element with a multiheaded mythical serpent, approx. 1150-1250. Vietnam; Binh Dinh province, former kingdoms of Champa. Stone. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Richard Beleson in honor of Hanni Forester, 2012.103. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
A fierce three-headed serpent and a mysterious female deity were among the nearly two dozen 12th-century stone reliefs from Central Vietnam that lay unseen at the bottom of the Arabian Sea for nearly 120 years. Almost 5,000 miles away in the South China Sea, blue-and-white cerami...
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