South and Southeast Asia, the Himalaya countries

The borders of this enormous area are formed by Sri Lanka in the south, Mongolia in the North, Vietnam in the east and Pakistan in the west. Indian musical instruments, figures from Vietnamese water puppet theatre, Khmer statues, Taoist painting, Buddha statues from Thailand, Naga headhunting trophies – these are but a few examples from the collection numbering more than 30,000 objects.

The objects relate how people saw their gods, organized their societies and about the place of the individual therein, how they transformed their lands into fruitful fields, used the products of their animals, how they clothed themselves, enjoyed their free time, or waged wars. Depending on the viewpoint and the context, the same object can tell very different stories.


Selected objects

Bana-Linga
Uma-Maheshvara
Vishnu
Slg.: Karl Alexander Anselm von Hügel
Dakshina Kali
Slg.: Jontes, Günther
Auszug aus dem Palast
Slg.: A. K. Süß-Lindert
Buddha
Slg.: Carl Bock
Vajradhara
Berggott Nyenchen Thanglha
Slg.: René Nebesky-Wojkowitz
Hausaltar
Slg.: Hans Leder
Kopftrophäe
Slg.: Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
Schultertuch
Slg.: Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
Kesselgong
Slg.: Franz Heger
Ho Chi Minh
Slg.: Schicklgruber, Christian
Plakat
Slg.: Schicklgruber, Christian
Kostüm eines taoistischen Priesters
Slg.: Schicklgruber, Christian
Tu Dao Hanh
Slg.: Schicklgruber, Christian
Buddha
Slg.: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
 

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