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…


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…

Hedwig beaker

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1200, BK-NM-712

Tea bowl

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1299, AK-MAK-615

Sleeping Vishnu

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1300, AK-MAK-224

Saucer-dish with a lavender blue…

anonymous, anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1124, dish, AK-MAK-540

Bowl with perforated lines

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1199, bowl, BK-2000-65-C

Bowl with a hunting scene in relief

anonymous, c. 1100 - c. 1199, bowl, BK-1983-126

Ewer with dancing ladies and…

anonymous, 1100 - 1199, BK-1984-175

Figure of Guanyin

anonymous, 1050 - 1200, figure, AK-MAK-498