Found:


The bodhisattva Manjushri

anonymous, c. 800 - c. 900, figure, AK-MAK-240

In China, Manjushri is venerated as one of the first advocates of Buddhism. On Java he appears as a young man wearing straps of jewellery across his chest. This Manjushri is probably gesturing the turning of the wheel of wisdom: this symbolises the start of the Buddhist cycle of learning and the…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

Guanyin

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1200, figure, 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

Shiva Nataraja

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1200, figure, AK-MAK-187

Shiva is depicted here as Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), standing in a ring of fire in the anandatandava position. He is both the creator and destroyer of the world. He is standing on a dwarf, symbolising ignorance. Richly decorated bronze statues of Hindu gods like this are carried in processions…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

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

Equestrian statue of…

William Low (possibly), c. 1827, figure, NG-1997-1

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500, figure, AK-RAK-1997-1

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

Man and Machine

Marinus Johannes Hack, c. 1913, figure, NG-1992-18

On display in room 3.1

Three-headed Vishnu

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

Shiva, Parvati, and Ganesha

anonymous, 850 - 930, figure, AK-MAK-251

The Buddha Amida

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2