Clock and gunpowder horn

anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596, mechanical clock, NG-NM-7687

In 1596, Willem Barentsz, Jacob van Heemskerck and fifteen others spent the winter in an improvised shelter on the island of Nova Zembla off the north coast of Russia. Confined to their hut in the middle of the Polar winter, the men had no sense of night or day. A clock on the wall told the time,…

Heilige Eligius in zijn werkplaats

Meester van de Bileam (attributed to), 1440 - 1460, print, RP-P-OB-963

Chess set

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


anonymous, 1600 - 1699, BK-NM-705


anonymous, 1684, BK-KOG-133

Jongeman en de Dood

Meester van het Amsterdamse Kabinet, 1485 - 1490, print, RP-P-OB-913

Portret van Damiao de Gois

Philips Galle, after Albrecht Dürer, 1587 - 1612, print, RP-P-OB-6897

Portret van Rudolf Agricola

Philips Galle, after Lucas Cranach (I), 1608, print, RP-P-1912-725