Sunday, September 4, 2011

Asian Civilisations Museum - Asia History

I love these Chinese Shadow Puppets on display at the museum.

Precious porcelain wares from all parts of Asia.

The bulk of the gallery is devoted to religious artefacts. South Asia was the birthplace of two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The museum's collection of stone representations of the Hindu gods covers different regional styles, and includes popular deities such as Shiva and Ganesha. Though no longer widely practised in South Asia, Buddhism was widespread in South Asia in the early centuries CE, before spreading to China and Southeast Asia. Early Buddhist artefacts on show include statues and stupa models. Source

There simply so many exhibits that I could not take photo of them all. Very interesting museum to visit.