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.

Two temple guardians

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

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…

Fukami Jikyu in maanlicht

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1887, print, RP-P-1983-391

Clear Weather with a Southerly Wind

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

The Plum Garden at Kameido Shrine

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1857, print, RP-P-1956-743

Folding Screen with the Arrival of…

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

De Jumantsubo vlakte te Susaki bij…

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1857, print, RP-P-1956-754

Mishima in ochtendmist

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1828 - 1835, print, RP-P-1960-376

De gehoorzame zoon van Kamakura,…

Yashima Gakutei, 1820 - 1825, RP-P-1958-446