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seattle asian art museum facade

Here are some more interesting things I found at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

I love this little dragon teapot. Don’t you? I’ve collected dragons forever.

dragon teapot

How about this temple carving from India? Beautiful details.

Indian temple carving

Guan Yin is very special to me.

kwan yin

And this monk at the moment of enlightenment  is very dynamic. You’ll have to visit to see the whole statue as this is just a detail.

chinese statue monk at the moment of enlightenment

This armoire latch was so beautiful I thought it deserved it’s own photo.

Ming dynasty armoire latch

And back outside take a look at this gorgeous marigold.

yellow flower

And the rest of the view.sculpture with people

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Seattle Art Museum

Image by born1945 via Flickr

Part of the Seattle Art Museum, the Asian collection has it’s own building on Capitol Hill. Sitting in the middle of beautiful Volunteer Park it’s housed in the original Seattle Art Museum building. Well worth a visit, you should take yourself there soon.

The grand entrance is flanked by flowers and camels. It reminded me of the lions at the Chicago Art Museum.

camel Seattle Asian Art Museum

petunias

The inside is open and lit with skylights and has some lovely iron work.

iron work

There is a mix of the ancient and modern, temple statues, blockprints, furniture, carvings, pottery and porcelins. Japanese, Chinese, East Indian, there is something for every taste. Pictured here is a bronze work depicting seaweed. It’s much more impressive than the photo shows.

How do you like this example of ikebana-flower arranging. The pot was really interesting and was the focus in this exhibit not the flowers actually.

ikebana Japanes pottery

There is more to see, but I’ll leave you with the elaborate embroidery of royal robes. Here are a couple of details for your enjoyment. More later.

embroiderydragon embroidery

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