The World of Buddhism in the collection Jacques-Édouard Berger
Jacques-Édouard Berger collection, Asia sector

01.06.2005 – 31.12.2006

This new installation is an opportunity to see a number of works from the Berger Collection that have never previously been on public display. Around fifty statues and ritual objects dating from the 4th to the 19th century, principally from China, but also from Japan, Tibet, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia and India, offer visitors a glimpse of the diversity of the pantheon and practices of Buddhism through its three major streams: Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

The cultural universe that gave rise to this religion is also represented by several statues of Hindu gods.