Japan [1988 - - The Museum of Oriental Art Moscow]
The Museum of Oriental Art founded in Moscow in October 1918 by decree of the Soviet government is the only museum in the Soviet Union wholly devoted to Eastern art. It is one of the largest centres in which artistic monuments of Asiatic and African peoples are accumulated, preserved, studied and popularized.
Te Ruru • New Zealand Owl by Todd Couper, Māori artist (K71101)
Medium: tōtara. Size: 7 x 5 x 5 inches. Its cry can pierce the still of night small in stature, though swift in flight the Ruru awakes as darkness does fall the spirit of our ancestors resound in its call. Todd Couper.