Nearly 1100 years ago, an Arab ship bearing precious cargo set sail from the port of Canton. Just off the shores of Sumatra, the ship sank, and remained untouched until it was discovered by chance in 1998.
Maritime Trade and Court & Company Galleries
For thousands of years, cultures of Asia have traded, interacted, and exchanged ideas. Objects on display show global demand, shifting tastes as traders moved across regions, and how new works of art were created through the blending of different sources.