The NGA has a significant collection of works of art from East Asia, in particular China and Japan. Dating from the Neolithic period through to the late 20th century, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, prints and paintings introduce visitors to the richness of East Asian art, culture and religious practices.
Gallery researchers are now looking back through the collection of sculptures, textiles and paintings from East Asia to find out more about the ownership histories and documentation for these fine works of art, and ensure their collection was both legal and ethical. Information will be regularly updated.
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Figure of Zenzai Doji (Sudhana)
late 17th century
Escaping summer's heat in the Jiucheng palace
Head of a military official
Head of a civil official
Miyuki: The imperial outing and hunt; pair of six-panel screens [rokkyoku byobu]
Two mice and a candlestick