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Pair of luxury flintlock pistols, Jan Knoop, c. 1675-1685, Utrecht. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
During the 17th century decoration became increasingly important. Gun makers had characteristic styles, and some characteristics could als be attributed to specific cities.

Pair of luxury flintlock pistols, Jan Knoop, c. 1675-1685, Utrecht. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

During the 17th century decoration became increasingly important. Gun makers had characteristic styles, and some characteristics could als be attributed to specific cities.

— 20 hours ago
  • #flintlock pistols 
  • #Jan Knoop 
  • #woodwork 
  • #metalwork 
  • #The Netherlands 
  • #Dutch Golden Age 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Kris of a high-ranking dignitary, 17th & 18th century, Indonesia. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Blade: 17th century, JavaHilt and sheath: 18th century, Sumatra

The blade was made in Java then fitted with a hilt and sheath at an important kris workshop in Sumatra. The hilt is in the form of a bird’s head.

    Kris of a high-ranking dignitary, 17th & 18th century, Indonesia. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    Blade: 17th century, Java
    Hilt and sheath: 18th century, Sumatra

    The blade was made in Java then fitted with a hilt and sheath at an important kris workshop in Sumatra. The hilt is in the form of a bird’s head.

    — 1 day ago with 12 notes
  • #kris 
  • #keris 
  • #Indonesia 
  • #metalwork 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Flower pyramid, attributed to De Metaale Pot (Lambertus van Eenhoorn), c. 1692-1700, Delft. Three segments and top recreated by Tichelaar, Makkum, 2004. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.This type of model originated at the court of William and Mary.

    Flower pyramid, attributed to De Metaale Pot (Lambertus van Eenhoorn), c. 1692-1700, Delft. Three segments and top recreated by Tichelaar, Makkum, 2004. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    This type of model originated at the court of William and Mary.

    — 2 days ago with 5 notes
  • #flower pyramids 
  • #ceramics 
  • #De Metaale Pot 
  • #Delftware 
  • #The Netherlands 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Paintings of the Hague School, at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

A Windmill on a Polder Waterway, known as ‘In the Month of July’, Paul Gabriël, oil on canvas, c. 1889, The Netherlands
Meadow Landscape with Cattle, Willem Roelofs, oil on panel, c. 1880, The Netherlands

    Paintings of the Hague School, at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    A Windmill on a Polder Waterway, known as ‘In the Month of July’, Paul GabriĆ«l, oil on canvas, c. 1889, The Netherlands

    Meadow Landscape with Cattle, Willem Roelofs, oil on panel, c. 1880, The Netherlands

    — 3 days ago with 1 note
  • #The Hague School 
  • #Paul Gabriel 
  • #Willem Roelofs 
  • #paintings 
  • #The Netherlands 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara Mahakarunika, 18th century, Tibet, China. At the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

    Gilt bronze Avalokiteshvara Mahakarunika, 18th century, Tibet, China. At the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

    — 6 days ago with 4 notes
  • #Avalokiteshvara 
  • #bodhisattva 
  • #Tibet 
  • #China 
  • #Buddhism 
  • #MAS 
  • #sculptures 
  • #metalwork 
  • Crowned Sakyamuni Buddha, wood, varnish, gold leaf and glass, c. 1850, Myanmar (Burma). At the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

    Crowned Sakyamuni Buddha, wood, varnish, gold leaf and glass, c. 1850, Myanmar (Burma). At the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
  • #Buddha 
  • #Buddhism 
  • #Myanmar 
  • #Burma 
  • #sculptures 
  • #MAS 
  • Dactyliotheca (from the Greek for a repository of rings and gemstones) for plaster casts of cameos and intaglios collected by Philip Daniel Lippert, 1792, Germany. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    Book covers: Jan Mol, 1792, Amsterdam
    Cabinet: Jan Eldert Glade, 1792, Amsterdam

    — 1 week ago
  • #dactiliotheca 
  • #cameos 
  • #intaglios 
  • #collecting 
  • #Germany 
  • #The Netherlands 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Museum display inspired by Maori wharenui (meeting houses) by George Nuku, housing Polynesian sacred objects at the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

    Museum display inspired by Maori wharenui (meeting houses) by George Nuku, housing Polynesian sacred objects at the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

    — 1 week ago with 26 notes
  • #museum displays 
  • #George Nuku 
  • #New Zealand 
  • #MAS 
  • #museums 
  • #issues of (re)presentation 
  • Aquamanile in the form of a lion with a mounted female figure, bronze, c. 1230, Lower Saxony, Germany. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    Aquamanile in the form of a lion with a mounted female figure, bronze, c. 1230, Lower Saxony, Germany. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    — 1 week ago with 7 notes
  • #aquamanile 
  • #metalwork 
  • #Middle Ages 
  • #Germany 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Pilgrimage to Mount Fuji by Yoshida Hiroshi, c. 1925-1930, Japan. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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  • #Yoshida Hiroshi 
  • #Pilgrimage to Mount Fuji 
  • #Japan 
  • #paintings 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Three-headed Vishnu, steatite, c. 750-825, India. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.In this representation Vishnu has two extra heads, of a lion and of a boar. This version was popular in Kashmir between the 8th and 10th centuries. The tripartite crown and muscular upper body are characteristics of Kashmiri sculpture.

    Three-headed Vishnu, steatite, c. 750-825, India. At the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    In this representation Vishnu has two extra heads, of a lion and of a boar. This version was popular in Kashmir between the 8th and 10th centuries. The tripartite crown and muscular upper body are characteristics of Kashmiri sculpture.

    — 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
  • #Vishnu 
  • #sculptures 
  • #Hinduism 
  • #India 
  • #Kashmir 
  • #Rijksmuseum 
  • Bracelet decorated with six lion heads, electrum, 7th century B.C.E., Iran. At the Louvre, Paris.

    Bracelet decorated with six lion heads, electrum, 7th century B.C.E., Iran. At the Louvre, Paris.

    — 2 weeks ago with 17 notes
  • #jewellery 
  • #metalwork 
  • #Iran 
  • #archaeology 
  • #The Louvre