Found:


Chest with nine bottles

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, chest, NG-444

The box was probably made in Batavia (Jakarta). The bottles are from Japan. They would have been used for expensive spice oils to prepare food, perfumes or medicines. Representatives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) would present these as gifts to Asian potentates.

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

Hand guard

Umetada, 1600 - 1900, AK-MAK-1117

Clear Weather with a Southerly Wind

Katsushika Hokusai, 1829 - 1833, print, RP-P-1952-183

Zilverreiger in de regen

Ohara Koson, 1925 - 1936, print, RP-P-1999-548

Kamerschermen Vroege lente

Unkoku (school of), c. 1630 - c. 1660, AK-MAK-1464-A

Model of the island of Deshima

anonymous, 1850 - 1851, maquette, NG-721

On display in room 1.17

The Buddha Amida

anonymous, c. 1125 - c. 1175, figure, AK-MAK-294

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2