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…

Arrival of a Portuguese ship

anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1625, AK-RAK-1968-1-A

The bodhisattva Maitreya

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

Jizo Bodhisattva

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1350, hanging scroll, AK-MAK-162

Bhringi

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800, figure, AK-MAK-305

Courtly lady

anonymous, c. 600 - c. 699, tomb figure, AK-MAK-538

Singha

anonymous, 1500 - 1600, figure, AK-MAK-190

Tijger

anonymous, 700 - 900, figure, AK-MAK-302