anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1200, sculpture, AK-MAK-84

The Buddhist deity Guanyin, who rescues people in need, is shown here meditating, seated on a rock. According to legend, he was once discovered in this position, meditating on the moon’s reflection in the water - in Buddhism a symbol of illusion and transience. His pose and facial expression embody…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

A Dutch Merchant, Possibly Andreas…

Chitqua (attributed to), c. 1770, figure, BK-1976-49

Van Braam Houckgeest ran the Dutch East India Company (VOC) base in Canton harbour in south China from 1790 to 1795. He may have commissioned this figure of himself on a previous journey in China. Chinese sculptor Chitqua specialised in this kind of clay portrait, mainly for foreigners. Similar…

On display in room 1.5

Hercules Slaying the Centaur…

Giambologna (after), c. 1600 - c. 1650, figure, BK-16939

On display in room 2.3

Aquamanile in the form of a horse

anonymous, c. 1200 - c. 1300, figure, BK-NM-14111

On display in room 0.2

Saint Barbara

Master of Koudewater, c. 1470, figure, BK-NM-1195

On display in room 0.1

Three-headed Vishnu

anonymous, anonymous, c. 750 - c. 825, sculpture, AK-RAK-1990-3

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1


anonymous, c. 800 - c. 900, sculpture, AK-MAK-232-A

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

The bodhisattva Maitreya

anonymous, c. 200 - c. 300, sculpture, AK-MAK-1188

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

The Rape of a Sabine Woman

Giambologna (after), Giambologna (rejected attribution), c. 1600 - c. 1625, figure, BK-16938

Salt cellar or inkwell with a youth…

Taddeo Landini (attributed to), c. 1590, figure, BK-15396