Creatures, animals and weird poses

A very expressive collection of Oriental art

'Zhenmushou' (First half 8th century AD) by UnknownMuseo d'Arte Orientale

Creatures

Dragons, gods, protecting creatures and demons: monsters play a key role in Oriental art

Kongō Rikishi, Unknown, Second half 13th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Vajravārāhī, Unknown, 18th century AD - 19th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Yamāntaka, Unknown, 18th century AD - 18th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Ganesa dancing, Unknown, 10th century AD - 10th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Door knocker mask, Unknown, 8th century AD - 10th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Horse (Second half 2sd century AD - Early 3rd century AD) by UnknownMuseo d'Arte Orientale

Animals

Horses and camels seems to be the best friends of man in Asia

Bowl with horse and horseman, Unknown, 10th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Funerary Sculpture of a Horse, Unknown, 1st century BC, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Camel and rider, Unknown, First half 8th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Horse, Unknown, Second half 2sd century AD - Early 3rd century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Horse and rider, Unknown, 12th century AD - 13th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Tennō over a demon (Second Half 12th century AD) by UnknownMuseo d'Arte Orientale

Poses

The human body can take the weirdest poses, to self-defense, to fulfill a ritual or to express emotions

Padmapāṇi, Unknown, 2th century AD - 3th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Celestial King ('Tianwang'), Unknown, 8th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Ballad singer, Unknown, 3th century AD - 3th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Umā-Maheśvara, Unknown, 10th century AD - 11th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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Tennō over a demon, Unknown, Second Half 12th century AD, From the collection of: Museo d'Arte Orientale
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