Ancient Near and Middle East

The ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean area, the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia are present with potteries, bronzes, precious metals and semiprecious stones (6th millennium BC – 7th cent. AD).
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Far East: China, Japan, Vietnam

Permanent exhibition

The large collections include neolithic ceramics, ritual bronze vessels, Buddhist statues, porcelains, lacquerwares, paintings, prints and textiles (3rd millennium BC-20th cent. AD). Text source...

Tibet and Nepal

Permanent exhibition

The collection is formed mostly by paintings on textiles, metal statues, ritual and everyday life objects, jewels and part of pieces of forniture (12th-19th cent.). Text source Image source

Corea

Permanent exhibition

This gallery, recently opened thanks to the generous support of the Korea Foundation, is dedicated to Korean archaeology and art and hosts bronzes, seals, céladons and contemporary art objects. Text...

Islam

Permanent exhibition

The section includes metals, glasses and ceramics mainly from Iran, ranging from the Protoislamic to the Qajar period (8th-19th cent.) and findings from Mas’ud III palace at Ghazni in Afghanistan...

Gandhara

Permanent exhibition

The reliefs, coming mostly from the excavations of the Italian Archaeological Expedition in Pakistan, represent scenes of Buddha’s historical life and of his earlier existences (1st-4th cent.). Text...

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