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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…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

Shiva Nataraja

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1200, figure, AK-MAK-187

Shiva is depicted here as Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), standing in a ring of fire in the anandatandava position. He is both the creator and destroyer of the world. He is standing on a dwarf, symbolising ignorance. Richly decorated bronze statues of Hindu gods like this are carried in processions…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

The bodhisattva Manjushri

anonymous, c. 800 - c. 900, figure, AK-MAK-240

In China, Manjushri is venerated as one of the first advocates of Buddhism. On Java he appears as a young man wearing straps of jewellery across his chest. This Manjushri is probably gesturing the turning of the wheel of wisdom: this symbolises the start of the Buddhist cycle of learning and the…

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1

A Dutch Merchant, Possibly Andreas…

Chitqua (attributed to), c. 1770, figure, BK-1976-49

Van Braam Houckgeest ran the Dutch East India Company (VOC) base in Canton harbour in south China from 1790 to 1795. He may have commissioned this figure of himself on a previous journey in China. Chinese sculptor Chitqua specialised in this kind of clay portrait, mainly for foreigners. Similar…

On display in room 1.5

Aquamanile in the form of a mounted…

anonymous, c. 1220 - c. 1240, figure, BK-16911

On display in room 0.2

Figuur, afkomstig uit de Mariakerk…

anonymous, c. 1125 - c. 1175, figure, BK-NM-2807-1

Kandelaar in de vorm van Samson die…

anonymous, c. 1850 - c. 1900, figure, BK-16915

Figuur, afkomstig uit de Mariakerk…

anonymous, c. 1125 - c. 1175, figure, BK-NM-2806-1

Candlestick: knight with dragon

anonymous, c. 1200 - c. 1250, candlestick, BK-16917

On display in room 0.2

The bodhisattva Maitreya

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

On display in Asian pavilion, room 1