Found:


Chest with nine bottles

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, chest, NG-444

The box was probably made in Batavia (Jakarta). The bottles are from Japan. They would have been used for expensive spice oils to prepare food, perfumes or medicines. Representatives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) would present these as gifts to Asian potentates.

On display in room 2.9

Two temple guardians

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, sculpture, 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…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Model of the island of Deshima

anonymous, 1850 - 1851, maquette, NG-721

On display in room 1.17

The Buddha Amida

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

The End of the Battle of Dogger…

Sasaya, 1792, NG-NM-6310

On display in room 1.10

The Battle of Dogger Bank

Sasaya, 1792, NG-NM-6309

On display in room 1.10

Octagonal bowl with floral motifs,…

anonymous, c. 1670 - c. 1700, bowl, AK-NM-6398-B

On display in room 0.10

Octagonal bowl with flowering…

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, bowl, AK-NM-6399-B

On display in room 0.10

Ovoid covered jar with flowering…

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1700, AK-NM-6458-B

On display in room 0.10