The Seven Works of Mercy

Master of Alkmaar, 1504, painting, SK-A-2815

A town in Holland is the setting for a narrative strip showing how a good Christian should help the needy. In almost all the scenes, Christ appears among the onlookers. The scenes give a sense of town life around 1500. This is one of the many art works severely damaged when Protestants cleansed…

On display in room 0.4

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, 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

Mary, Joseph and three angels

Adriaen van Wesel, c. 1475 - c. 1477, BK-NM-11713

On display in room 0.1

The Hut

Adriaen van de Velde, 1671, painting, SK-A-443

On display in room 2.14

De voetwassing

Pieter van Edingen, c. 1511 - c. 1520, BK-1959-63

Portico and pediment from the…

Philips Vinckboons (II), 1639, BK-BFR-419

On display in room 2.8

Exchange of Fire on the Vaartse…

Jonas Zeuner, 1787 - 1788, painting, SK-A-4117

On display in room 1.10

Jizo Bodhisattva

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

Bust of Piet Hein

Hendrik de Keyser (II) (attributed to), 1636, figure, BK-NM-2865