Crow Museum of Asian Art

The Crow Collection in Dallas is a small museum located right in the middle of the Arts District. I’m not really much of an “art” person, but I do have an interest in Japanese history, so I went to visit. Some photos:

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The museum

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Jumon “lion-dog” guardians

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Inside the museum

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Samurai armor. Made from strips of leather stiffened with layers of lacquer

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Samurai swords. The long one is called “katana”, the short one is “wakizashi”.

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A screen painting depicting the Battle of Yashima, when the Minamoto clan defeated the Taira clan and unified Japan under its rule

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A detail of the screen painting, showing samurai armed with different weapons, including katana sword, yumi bow, naginata pole-sword, and yari spear.

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10th century relief carving of Hindu god Ganesh

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16th century Buddha from Thailand

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10th century relief of the Hindu god Vishnu riding the bird god Garuda, protected by Naga multi-headed cobras

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17th century Jainist statue from India

 

 

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