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Children of the Sea

Jozef Israëls, 1872, painting, SK-A-2382

This delightful scene contains a moral. These children from a poor fishing village with their shabby clothes and broken toys, are playing out their own future. The oldest boy carries the burden of his family on his shoulders, while the boat represents the harsh life at sea. Jozef Israëls first…

On display in room 1.18

Flower pyramid

De Metaale Pot (attributed to), after Lambertus van Eenhoorn, c. 1692 - c. 1700, BK-2004-4-B

In the 17th century, it was all the rage for the wealthy to decorate their homes with fragrant bouquets of flowers in ornamental vases. Special vases were designed for cut flowers. Potters in Delft developed an obelisk model using a pile of successive water basins. These two flower vases are…

Flower pyramid

De Metaale Pot (attributed to), after Lambertus van Eenhoorn, c. 1692 - c. 1700, BK-2004-4-A

In the 17th century, it was all the rage for the wealthy to decorate their homes with fragrant bouquets of flowers in ornamental vases. Special vases were designed for cut flowers. Potters in Delft developed an obelisk model using a pile of successive water basins. These two flower vases are…

On display in room 2.22

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-A

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-B

These guards stand at the entrance to a temple to ward off evil. They are holding a vajra, with which to crush ignorance. Their open and shut mouths represent the first and last letters of the Japanese script: A and N: this symbolises the totality of sounds and letters, of knowledge. Worshippers who…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Mantelpiece with relief of Paris…

Jan Baptist Xavery, 1739, BK-1995-3

This chimneypiece was made for the main hall of the house at Rapenburg 48 in Leiden, where Baron Diederik van Leyden lived. Xavery also designed a marble relief for over the doors, and a decorative sculpture for the ceiling. This included a large painting by Jacob de Wit. Tapestries from Brussels…

On display in room 1.2

Dirck Hartogh dish

anonymous, 1600 - 1616, NG-NM-825

On display in room 2.9

Two salt-cellars with satyrs

Adam van Vianen (I), 1622, salt (condiment vessel), BK-1960-16-A

On display in room 2.1

Bust of King-Stadtholder William…

De Metaale Pot (attributed to), c. 1695 - c. 1700, bust, BK-NM-12400-93