Use "Start your search …" to quickly find objects by keyword. Acceptable search terms include artists' names or terms such as India, flower, or bodhisattva.
You can enter several keyword terms at once. For example, if you want to find Buddha images from China, you can enter Buddha China. Such searches will call up those objects that have either term in their entries. To only call up those objects with both terms in their entries, enclose the search terms in quotes by entering "Buddha China."
You can refine your results by applying filters, located on the left sidebar. Expand the filter list by clicking on the plus sign, and click on any filter value to apply it to the current search results. To remove a filter, click on the filter name shown beneath "Results."
Use the Advanced Search form to search for objects by title, credit line, materials, object type, object number, artist, date made, period, place of origin, exhibition history, or subject.
You can widen a keyword search to include the full text of object labels by checking "Search all Fields" on the advanced search form.
The * (asterisk) can be used as a wild card in searches. For example, child* will find both child and children, and 198* will find any date in the 1980s.
Be aware that search results might include objects not currently on display at the museum. To limit your results to only objects currently on view, check the box for "Only display objects on view."
More objects are added regularly, and the information is continuously reviewed and updated.