The art of Asia

This area explores art from the Neolithic to the Present from East Asia (China, etc.), South Asia (India, etc.), and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, etc.).




















“Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease” at the Denver Art Museum
Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin gazing down as if listening intently to its devotees. Guanyin’s name means “the one who always hears.” Discover what makes this 1,000-year-old sculpture a masterpiece with Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum.

Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease ...




Humayun's Tomb grid
This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Humayun’s tomb


ellora grid
These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff

Ellora caves