The Art of Asia

81 artworks

The Collection of Asian and African Art houses more than 13,000 artefacts from Japan, China, Korea, Tibet, South and Southeast Asia, the Islamic cultural region and Africa. The number and significance of its items make it a major European collection. Since its establishment in 1951, the collection has grown through purchases, transfers from other public institutions, bequeathals and donations from private collectors. It is also important for its documentation of Asian art collecting in the Czech Lands from the mid-19th century to the present.