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-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

Two temple guardians

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Kakemono familie Cock Blomhoff

anonymous, 1817 - 1825, NG-1972-17

Clear Weather with a Southerly Wind

Katsushika Hokusai, 1829 - 1833, print, RP-P-1952-183

Model of the island of Deshima

anonymous, 1850 - 1851, maquette, NG-721

On display in room 1.17

Kamerschermen Vroege lente

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

Jizo Bodhisattva

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

Folding Screen with the Arrival of…

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