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September 10, 2005 - February 19, 2006
Museum: Sackler Gallery
Location: Vever Galleries
This small, focused exhibition, with 47 works from both the Freer and Sackler collections, examines the meanings and uses of gold in different Asian cultures. Among the works on view are a Japanese 6-fold screen, a cloisonne vessel from China with colored enamels outlined by gilded wires, Iranian Koran and coins, Korean ear pendants, and a gold inlaid and overlaid weapon from Mughal India.
Note: This is the first in a planned series of exhibitions focusing on specific materials and how they are used, valued, understood in Asian cultures, and employed in works of art.