Meditierender Bodhisattva, Foto: Christoph Sandig

Asian Art

This permanent exhibition seeks to illustrate how East Asia and Islam have influenced European art. The main part of the museum's collection of Asian art is presented in the pillar hall and in two cabinets accessible from there.

The first of the two cabinets is dedicated primarily to lacquer art. Among the most important pieces are a twelve-piece carved lacquer screen from East Asia and a modern lacquer sculpture from Japan. Japanese tea ceremony pots are also on display. In total over 400 exhibits are showcased here.

The Chinese and Japanese ceramics collections are located in the gallery of the pillar hall.

The centerpiece of the West Asian cabinet are objects from a collection donated to the museum in 1907 by Philipp Walter Schulz from Leipzig - one of Germany’s first researchers to travel to Persia.



Room 1 Cabinet East Asia
Room 2 Gallery Pillar Hall
Room 3 Cabinet West Asia