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…

Container in the form of a crane

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800, box, AK-MAK-682


anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-MAK-156


anonymous, 1700 - 1900, AK-MAK-516

Box in the form of the Treasure…

anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1900, box, AK-MAK-889


anonymous, 1800 - 1900, dish, AK-MAK-891


anonymous, 1800 - 1825, box, AK-MAK-152


anonymous, 1850 - 1900, AK-MAK-875

Ronde doos met daarin acht kleine…

anonymous, 1800 - 1900, box, AK-MAK-154


anonymous, c. 1800, AK-MAK-870