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…

Toilet mirror

Joseph-Germain Dutalis, 1828 - 1829, BK-1994-34

This mirror was the centrepiece of a large set of toiletry articles that the Dutch king Willem I had made as a wedding gift for his daughter Princess Marianne, who married Prince Albert of Prussia in 1830. The king commissioned Dutalis, the leading jeweller in Brussels, to make this superb ensemble…

The bodhisattva Maitreya

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

Salt-cellar

anonymous, 1618, salt (condiment vessel), BK-1988-15-A

Specerijenservies, bestaande uit…

Anthonie Grill (attributed to), 1642, BK-1997-1

Wandtafel van verguld lindehout met…

anonymous, 1690 - 1710, furniture, BK-1975-80

Cloches (dish covers), coolers,…

Jean Baptiste Claude Odiot, c. 1819, salt (condiment vessel), BK-17037-B

Rectangular sand brick with prunus,…

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1690, BK-1968-230

Cloches (dish covers), coolers,…

Jean Baptiste Claude Odiot, c. 1819, salt (condiment vessel), BK-17037-A

Cloches (dish covers), coolers,…

Jean Baptiste Claude Odiot, c. 1819, monteith, BK-17032-A