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    Avery Brundage Collection

    In 1959, Chicago industrialist Avery Brundage agreed to donate his vast collection of Asian art to San Francisco on the condition that the city build a new museum to house it. In total, Avery Brundage donated more than 7,700 Asian art objects to the City of San Francisco—all housed at the Asian Art Museum.

    Today, the museum’s collection stands at more than eighteen thousand objects, making it the largest museum in the United States devoted exclusively to the arts of Asia.

    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: approx. 1900-1949
    Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911) or Republic period (1912-1949)
    Materials: Nephrite
    Object Number: B60J13
    Place of Origin: Japan
    Date Made: approx. 730-750
    Historical Period: Nara period (710-794)
    Materials: Hollow dry lacquer
    Object Number: B65S12
    Place of Origin: Japan
    Date Made: approx. 730-750
    Historical Period: Nara period (710-794)
    Materials: Hollow dry lacquer
    Object Number: B65S13
    Place of Origin: Nepal
    Date Made: 1700-1800
    Materials: Gilded copper
    Object Number: B60B212
    Place of Origin: Nepal
    Date Made: approx. 1400-1500
    Materials: Gilded copper with turquoise, lapis lazuli, other gemstones, and glass
    Object Number: B60S22+
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1400-1500
    Materials: Granite and iron
    Object Number: B60S53+
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 850
    Materials: Basalt
    Object Number: B60S598
    Place of Origin: China
    Date Made: 1736-1795
    Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
    Materials: Dry lacquer inlaid with semiprecious stones
    Object Number: B60S600
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1300-1500
    Materials: Bronze
    Object Number: B69S14
    Place of Origin: Cambodia
    Date Made: approx. 975-1025
    Materials: Sandstone
    Object Number: B66S2
    Place of Origin: Cambodia
    Date Made: approx. 975-1025
    Materials: Sandstone
    Object Number: B66S3
    Place of Origin: Northeastern Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1075-1125
    Materials: Sandstone
    Object Number: B66S7
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: approx. 1050-1150
    Historical Period: Goryeo dynasty (918-1392)
    Materials: Stoneware with celadon glaze
    Object Number: B60P123+.a-.b
    Place of Origin: Probably Uzbekistan
    Date Made: 1440-1460
    Historical Period: Timurid period (1370-1506)
    Materials: Nephrite
    Object Number: B60J619
    Place of Origin: Iran
    Date Made: approx. 1560-1570
    Historical Period: Safavid period (1501-1722)
    Materials: Gold and colors on paper; binding of leather, lacquer, gold, and color
    Object Number: B76D12