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The museum is arranged into sectors:

Middle east Sector 

  • Finds from Shahr-i Sokhta (Iran, 3150-1700 b.C.)

  • Ceramics weapons of the iron age from Swat (Pakistan)

  • “Bronzes of Luristan”, Iran, iron age

India  Sector

  • Fragment of Buddha in red sandstone

  • Sculptures of the age Hindu-Shahi (VIII-IX sec.), as the famous “Marmo Scorretti”

  • Portraits of Shiva, Parvati and Vishnu, Pala (VIII-XII sec.) age

  • Bronze portraits as Shiva Nataraja (Shiva king of the dance), X century

Islam Sector

  • The collection is formed by more than 2.000 finds as ceramics, miniatures, coins, jeweleries

Far east sector

  • Archaeological finds from Japan of the age Jomon, Yayoi and  Kofun (from III millennium b.C. to V sec. A.D.)

  • Corean vases, named céladon (from XII to XV-XVI century)

  • Bronze little staues of Buddha and bronze mirrors from China, Korea and Japan

  • Chinese glasses vases from II b.C. to V-VI a.D. century

  • “three colors” enamelled little statues from China, Tang age (618-907)

  • Porcelains of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) age

  • Ancient Chinese jades giade (from XI b.C. to XIX a.D. century)

  • Ceramics from Vietnam (from XI to XVI century)

  • Chinese, Korean and Japanese paintings (XVII-XIX century)

South-east sector

  • Collection of Burmese works

  • Ceramics and porcelains from Thailandia, Cambogia and Vietnam

  • Little Khmer Bronzes (Cambodian)

Tibet-Nepal sector

  • Paintings on cloth (Thang.Ka)

  • Metal and wood statues (Sa.Tsa.Tsa)

  • Paintings on roll (bhavacakra)

Gandhara sector

The Gandhara art (from I to IV-V century a.D.) was influenced by Roman, Indian, and Iranian art. The area of the Gandhara art was the north-west of ancient India, that at the present time coincides to Pakistan and a part of Afghanistan.