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One of the largest collections at the Appleton, the Asian art holdings include works from China, India, Japan, Tibet and Southeast Asia. Buddhist art is represented by Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Tibetan, Thai and Burmese sculptures and textiles. The Chinese works feature a number of important ceramic pieces including Tang Dynasty horse and guardian figures, rare celadon funerary vases and examples of Chinese export art. The art of Japan includes a variety of netsuke, Meiji era bronzes and kimono.

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