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"WISDOM AND PERFECTION: Lotus Blossoms in Asia Art"
2000-07-05 until 2000-09-24
Detroit Institute of Art
Detroit, MI, USA

The lotus blossom is a treasured symbol of wisdom, purity, perfection, and enlightenment in many Asian cultures. The lotus is featured in these paintings, sculptures, lacquers, ceramics and textiles from the permanent collection.

Other works related to the summer season are also on view.

IMAGE:
Pillow (detail of lotus and willow decoration),
late 12th century: Korea, Koryo dynasty:
(Celadon with inlaid slip decoration)
Founders Society Purchase,
New Endowment Fund and
Benson and Edith Ford Fund.


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