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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : The Metropolitan Museum of Art : Gallery 355

The MET : Gallery 355 : Island Southeast Asia

Art From Us, Museum Guide #585

Art From Us presents a must-see Museum Guide daily, where we showcase specific artworks in specific museums – from across the globe. Today, for Art From Us, Museum Guide #585 the spotlight is on the Metropolitan Museum NY’s Gallery 355. Showcasing a collection of Island Southeast Asia.

The three works in focus are :

  1. Ancestor Figure (Adu Zatua), from the 19th – early 20th century.
  2. Ceremonial String Winder, from the 19th – early 20th century.
  3. Grade Figure, from the early to mid 20th century.

The significance of the 3 works chosen for Art From Us, Museum Guide #584

Welcome to the Art From Us, Museum Guide #584. Todays picks for Art From Us, Museum Guide belong to the Island Southeast Asia.

Island Southeast Asia

Island Southeast Asia, also known as Maritime Southeast Asia, or formerly the East Indies is a group of islands and archipelagos off the coast of Southeast Asia. The regions includes Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunein and Timor Leste. The traditional mode of travel between these islands is boat. This is owing to the fact that the ocean is not so deep in this region, while the forests on the land are too dense, thus making land travel very difficult.

We encourage you to travel through the region and discover its many cultural nuances, through the collection at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s.


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