Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-A

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…

Model of the island of Deshima

anonymous, 1850 - 1851, maquette, NG-721

The Buddha Amida

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

Container in the form of a crane

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

Unkoku school

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

Inro

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-MAK-156

Reisaltaar

anonymous, 1800 - 1900, AK-MAK-701

Vierkant doosje, zwarte lak met…

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, box, AK-NM-6255