Category: Asian

The Coe has over 120 Asian objects, spanning many years—all are unique. This is just a small sample of what you can see at the Coe. Schedule a private tour or visit us on First Fridays (1 to 4 p.m). to hear the engaging stories behind the objects.

Belt Hook

Belt Hook

Asian Belt Hook Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Han Place: China Media: Bronze Dims: 1.5 x 2.75 in. (3.8 x 6.9 cm). Date: 206 BCE – 220 CE Description: This is a Han Dynasty belt hook made of cast bronze and dates from sometime between 206 BCE and 220 CE. Belt...
Palm Wine Container

Palm Wine Container

Asian Palm Wine Container Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Batak Place: Indonesia, Karo Batak, N. Sumatra Media: Describe materials Dims:16 x 7 in. (41 x 18 cm) Date: c. 1920 Description: “These bamboo vessels were used to carry water or tuak, a much favored alcoholic...
Skirt

Skirt

Name Here Skirt Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Taman Dyak Place: Southeast Asia Media: Beads and pineapple fiber Dims: 14.7 x 32.5 in. (37.3 x 82.5 cm) Date: c. 1875 – early 20th C. Description: This panel features two design elements classic to Taman beadwork....
Panel Hat

Panel Hat

Asian Panel Hat Artist: Unkown Culture/People: Dayak Place: Southeast Asia Media: Beads and plant fiber Dims: 23.5 in. Diameter (59.69 cm) Date: Early 20th c. Description: This beaded sun hat panel is intriciately decorated with European trade beads set on pineapple...
House Model

House Model

Asian House Model Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Toraja Place: Southeast Asia Media: Wood, bamboo, and pigment Dims: 28.25 x 33.5 x 8.5 in, (71.76 x 85.09 x 21.59 cm) Date: Mid 20th century Description: Ritual houses are not the first thing that comes to mind when I...