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The ethnographic collection includes over a thousand items representing Asian cultures. Materials representing China, Korea, and Japan include coins; clothing, hats and shoes; personal ornaments and items such as pipes, combs, and eyeglasses; writing implements; prints, figurines, and dolls; ceremonial items such as prayer beads and Shinto temples; the Browne Collection of Chinese archery thumb rings; and the Bowser Collection of Japanese ivory carvings.
Cultures of Southeast Asia are represented by the Deevey Collection of tools, basketry, apparel, domestic items, and shadow puppets from Thailand; Indonesian basketry and prints; and hats, ornaments, hunting equipment, weaponry, tools, and other items of daily life from the Philippines. Personal apparel from India and areas of the Middle East such as Israel and Afghanistan are also included.
Ancestors & Dieties: Chinese Spirit Tablets in the Minigalleries
Bowser Ivories, an extensive and striking collection of carved ivory figures in the Museum Online
Chinese Coins in the Minigalleries
Chines Lotus Shoes in the Minigalleries
Chinese Archery Equipment in the Grayson Archery Collection
Korean Archery Equipment in the Grayson Archery Collection
Japanese Archery Equipment in the Grayson Archery Collection
Archery Equipment of Tribal Asia and Oceania in the Grayson Archery Collection
The Nang - Thai Shadow Puppets in the Minigalleries
Museum of Anthropology, 100 Swallow Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1440
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm