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.

Panel Hat

Panel Hat

Asian Panel HatArtist: UnkownCulture/People: DayakPlace: Southeast AsiaMedia: Beads and plant fiberDims: 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 leaf...
House Model

House Model

Asian House ModelArtist: UnknownCulture/People: TorajaPlace: Southeast AsiaMedia: Wood, bamboo, and pigmentDims: 28.25 x 33.5 x 8.5 in, (71.76 x 85.09 x 21.59 cm)Date: Mid 20th centuryDescription: Ritual houses are not the first thing that comes to mind when I think...
Sword

Sword

Name Asian SwordArtist: UnknownCulture/People: Mamasa TorajanPlace: South Sulawsi IslandMedia: Wood, metal, rattan, hornDims: 27 x 2.5 in.Date: Early 20th C.Description: The ambiguity that shrouds the Torajan sword fascinates me. I wonder if this sword was used for...
Oracle

Oracle

Asian Oracle Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Batak Place: Sumatra, Indonesia Media: Bone Dims: 9.5 x 2 in. Date: late 19th or early 20th C. Description: Aurora Escobedo (Tesuque Pueblo), a Coe Hands-On student curator in 2018 studied this piece. This is what she...