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Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-NM-1010

The exterior of this dolls house is a work of art in its own right, with its mother-of-pearl and pewter veneer. The owners’ initials - Petronella Oortman and her husband Johannes Brandt, a cloth merchant in Amsterdam - are inlaid on both sides. Remarkably, all the domestic furnishings were made…

On display in room 2.20

Javanese Court Officials

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-40

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

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, sculpture, 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

Javaanse hoffunctionarissen

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-41

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

Sheltering the Homeless

anonymous, c. 1510 - c. 1520, BK-NM-12231-A

On display in room 0.6

Birds with Twigs and Fruits

anonymous, 1750 - 1800, brocade paper, RP-D-00-176

The Triumph of Eternity

anonymous, c. 1530 - c. 1540, BK-1961-103

On display in room 0.6

Chess set

anonymous, c. 1550, chess set, BK-NM-7402

On display in room 0.4

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

Christ’s Descent into Limbo

anonymous, , c. 1440, sculpture, BK-1962-33

On display in room 0.1