Past Exhibitions

Featured Exhibition:Earthenware and Bronze Ware of Ancient Iran from the Takada Collection – Their Forms and Decoration


In the region covering present-day Iran and its vicinities, the production of undecorated earthenware began around 6000 BC. By 5000-4000 BC, earthenware decorated with geometric or animal patterns painted in black or brown pigments began to be produced in the Mesopotamia and the neighboring western region. By around 1000 BC, red, gray and black earthenware with burnished surfaces began to appear in various regions. Particularly in the south coast region of Caspian Sea, unique earthenware vessels in the shape of human beings and animals were produced in large numbers.
Blessed with rich mineral resources, casting technique developed in the Iranian Plateau region to a high standard, producing various metal works. Although the uses of some of these works are unknown today, there are many examples that share the forms and decorations with earthenware.
This exhibition introduces the highly individual craftsmanship bloomed in the land of ancient Iran through the approximately 30 works of earthenware and bronze ware from the Takada Collection.


TitleFeatured Exhibition:
Earthenware and Bronze Ware of Ancient Iran from the Takada Collection – Their Forms and Decoration
DatesSaturday, July 28, 2018~Sunday, August 19, 2018
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (Gallery F) Closed daysMondays
Opening hours9:30 am – 5:00 pm (last admission: 4:30) Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
AdmissionAdults 500 (400) yen, University and high school students 300(250) yen
a. Prices in parenthesis are group discount rates for a party of 20 or more
b. The following visitors are free of charge:
① Holders of special IDs such as Shogaisha techo (Identification Booklet for the Physically Disabled), including one attendant
② Residents of Osaka City aged 65 or older (please show ID)
③ Junior high school students and younger children
c. Admission includes access to all exhibitions in the Museum.
Number of items on displayapproximately 30 works
Also showing
Chinese and Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection, Korean Ceramics of the Rhee Byung-chang Collection, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Snuff Bottles of the Oki Shoichiro Collection
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display