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The Georges Labi: photos, description (Musee Georges Labit)

The Georges Labi - one of the many museums in the French city of Toulouse, located in the South of the country in the region MIDI - pyrénées. This is one of the largest cultural, scientific and industrial centres of France, ranking fourth in the country in terms of population. It also has a rich history - the first Bishop appeared here in the IV century. Long time there lived a noble the counts of Toulouse, in 1229, the University was founded. Before the French revolution, Toulouse was the most powerful administrative and cultural center. Now there remained a lot of buildings, like the middle Ages and the XVI-XVII centuries.

As for the Georges Labi, it was founded in 1893. It is dedicated to the art of ancient Egypt and the inhabitants of the territory of the Asia-Pacific region. The Museum is housed in a picturesque building which is a Villa in the Moorish style. It is named in honor of its founder, Georges Labi, a true connoisseur of the culture of the East, who travelled around the whole edge of the world. He lived a short life and died at the age of 37 years old, but still a few years before his death, he managed to establish a Museum, where he presented all of its found the wonders of the mysterious world of the East.

The artifacts in the Museum come from the following countries: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Tibet, China and Japan, and has also been studied and the numerous Islands of modern Indonesia.

I want to highlight the Buddha's head found on the territory of modern Afghanistan. It is interesting because it is made in Greco-Buddhist style and is a unique symbiosis of two different cultures encountered as a result of the conquests of Alexander the great in the IV century BC. The sculpture itself relates to V-VII centuries of the new era. Also presents masterpieces of Chinese porcelain, Buddha statues from the Khmer sacred cities (anggoro) and armor Japanese samurai of the seventeenth century. Many of the exhibits were made before the beginning of our era, but also there is more modern art Dating from the XIX century already.