Diorama of a Slave Dance

Gerrit Schouten, 1830, NG-2005-24

The scene in the dance tent is a ‘du’, a role-play event with music and dancing, held once every year on the plantations. Both players and audience were slaves. The main character was the ‘Afrankeri’, the narrator, left. The man in the red suit on the right is playing the king. Europeans in Suriname…

On display in room 1.17

Javanese Court Officials

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-39

Clothes make the man, so too in Indonesia. These are not actual portraits, but types. In addition to revealing the region these men come from, the meticulously painted clothes and batik motifs also provide information about their rank and status. These proud, confident figures are unusual: in…

On display in room 1.17

The Trading Post at Dejima

anonymous, c. 1840, hanging scroll, NG-1977-4

Dorpsgezicht in India

Samuel Bourne, 1862 - 1874, photograph, RP-F-F80401

Vrouw knipt haar nagels

anonymous, 1835 - 1845, print, RP-P-1995-304

Zesdelig scherm

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-MAK-174

Generaal Shi Lang met een…

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-RAK-1991-11-A

Praalwagen met een olifant, 1599

anonymous, 1599, print, BI-B-FM-032-21

Knielende Arowak of Caraïb

Gerrit Schouten, c. 1810 - in or before 1839, NG-2007-63-I

Christus aan het volk getoond (Ecce…

Zacharias Dolendo, after Karel van Mander (I), 1596 - 1598, print, RP-P-2007-725-9