Rajas, Wrestlers & Renuciants: Portraits from Asia

Bejeweled Indian princes, muscled Japanese sumo wrestlers, stately Chinese and Korean scholars and shaven-headed Tibetan, Japanese, Korean and Philippine monks - just a few of the kinds of portraits highlighted in the latest thematic rotation.
, 'Portrait of a Kesoko Sea Spirit,' 19th century, Newark Museum

Portrait of a Kesoko Sea Spirit, 19th century

Newark Museum

, 'Guru Rinpoche Embracing Yeshe Tsogyal Nyingma Order,' 17th century, Newark Museum

Guru Rinpoche Embracing Yeshe Tsogyal Nyingma Order, 17th century

Newark Museum

, 'Sonam Gyaltsen with Sakya Order Teaching Lineages,' ca. 1667, Newark Museum

Sonam Gyaltsen with Sakya Order Teaching Lineages, ca. 1667

Newark Museum

, 'Red Hat Lama Nyingma Order,' 18th or 19th cenutry, Newark Museum

Red Hat Lama Nyingma Order, 18th or 19th cenutry

Newark Museum

, 'Portrait of Maharaja Nathji ,' 1874, Newark Museum

Portrait of Maharaja Nathji , 1874

Newark Museum

, 'Enthroned Maharaja Abhai Singh (1702-49) with Attendants,' 1725-1750, Newark Museum

Enthroned Maharaja Abhai Singh (1702-49) with Attendants, 1725-1750

Newark Museum

, 'Memorial Portrait of Kuniyoshi,' 1861, Newark Museum

Utagawa Yoshiiku

Memorial Portrait of Kuniyoshi, 1861

Newark Museum

, 'Portrait of an Elder with Confucian Hat ,' Early 20th century, Newark Museum

Portrait of an Elder with Confucian Hat , Early 20th century

Newark Museum

, 'Gelug Order Pandit with Book,' 18th century, Newark Museum

Gelug Order Pandit with Book, 18th century

Newark Museum

, 'Drukpa Kagyu Order Monk Gyawa Gotsangpa (1189-1258),' 16th-17th centuries, Newark Museum

Drukpa Kagyu Order Monk Gyawa Gotsangpa (1189-1258), 16th-17th centuries

Newark Museum

, 'Guru Rinpoche (lived ca. 8th century) Founder of the Nyingma Order,' 16th century, Newark Museum

Guru Rinpoche (lived ca. 8th century) Founder of the Nyingma Order, 16th century

Newark Museum

, 'Sumo Wrestler,' 1869-1912, Newark Museum

Utagawa Kunihisa II

Sumo Wrestler, 1869-1912

Newark Museum

, 'Sakya Pandita, Kunga Gyaltsen (1235-1280) Sakya and Gelug Orders,' 18th century, Newark Museum

Sakya Pandita, Kunga Gyaltsen (1235-1280) Sakya and Gelug Orders, 18th century

Newark Museum

, 'Rishiki Umegatani Totaro From the Series, “Personalities of Recent Times” (Kinsei jimbutsushi),' 1887, Newark Museum

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Rishiki Umegatani Totaro From the Series, “Personalities of Recent Times” (Kinsei jimbutsushi), 1887

Newark Museum

, 'Sumo Wrestler Umegatani Tōtarō I (1845-1928) The 15th Grand Champion (Yokozuna) ,' 1868-1912, Newark Museum

Utagawa Kuniaki II

Sumo Wrestler Umegatani Tōtarō I (1845-1928) The 15th Grand Champion (Yokozuna) , 1868-1912

Newark Museum

, 'Arhat, Disciple of the Historical Buddha (lived ca. 6th century BC),' 1368-1644, Newark Museum

Arhat, Disciple of the Historical Buddha (lived ca. 6th century BC), 1368-1644

Newark Museum

, 'Arhats Pindola Bharadvaja and Chudapanthaka,' 14th century, Newark Museum

Arhats Pindola Bharadvaja and Chudapanthaka, 14th century

Newark Museum

, 'Guru Rinpoche (lived ca. 8th century) Founder of the Nyingma Order,' 16th century, Newark Museum

Guru Rinpoche (lived ca. 8th century) Founder of the Nyingma Order, 16th century

Newark Museum

, 'Sumo Wrestler Ichinoya Totaro, (1856-1923),' 1875-1912, Newark Museum

Utagawa Kuniaki II

Sumo Wrestler Ichinoya Totaro, (1856-1923), 1875-1912

Newark Museum

, 'Laozi (老子) Riding a Buffalo,' late 19th-early 20th century, Newark Museum

Lu Yun Xian

Laozi (老子) Riding a Buffalo, late 19th-early 20th century

Newark Museum

, 'Portrait of Raja Singh I (1661-81)  with his successor Kunwar Jai Singh (1681-1700),' 17th century, Newark Museum

Portrait of Raja Singh I (1661-81) with his successor Kunwar Jai Singh (1681-1700), 17th century

Newark Museum

, 'Sumo Wrestlers in the Ring with Referee and Audience,' 1868-1912, Newark Museum

Utagawa Kuniaki II

Sumo Wrestlers in the Ring with Referee and Audience, 1868-1912

Newark Museum