Added Title Period
04/20/2021 06:41:22 Hurrian Hymn no. 6
± 1400 BCE
Front- and backside of a clay tablet from Ugarit, Syria, with cuneiform writing that probably represents the oldest written melody in the world. Reconstructed from several fragments (RS 15.30, 15.49, 17.387). ± 1400 BCE
04/14/2021 07:11:52 Tsang Tak-ping, _Garlic Lamp_
Tsang Tak-ping, Garlic Lamp, garlic skin, LED light bulb, 2017, Hong Kong, size variable. 2017
04/10/2021 13:11:09 Lam Yau-sum, _Tung Lin III_
Lam Yau-sum, 銅林(三)/ Tung Lin III, 31cm x 13.5 cm x h 27 cm, mixed media, 2015. 2015
04/10/2021 07:59:01 _Sarotti_ Chocolate Advert
This is a metal plaque used by the German chocolate brand Sarotti for advertisement purposes in the 20th century. 2000s
04/07/2021 06:39:55 Necklace from Achaemenid Iran
600-400 BCE
Gold necklace with the head of the Egyptian deity Bes, horses and lotus flowers marking the edges. ca. 86 cm, 6th to 4th century BCE. 600-400 BCE
04/06/2021 17:35:42 Interior of _De Chinese Pagode_
Built in 2000, Chinese-Indonesian restaurant in the Dutch village Julianadorp -
04/05/2021 16:35:38 Chin-Ind Babi Pangang
A plate of Babi Pangang, deep-fried pork covered with signature red sauce. -
04/03/2021 18:29:35 Chin-Ind Foe Yong Hai
A plate of Foe Yong Hai, an omelet with a variety of vegetables covered by a sweet and sour tomato sauce. -
03/30/2021 10:50:09 At the Chin-Ind
Chinese-Indonesian restaurants are a distinct part of Dutch life. In 1911, the first small group of Chinese sailors arrived in the Netherlands. By 2011, there were more than seventy thousand people of Chinese descent, either first or second generation. Many first generation Chinese work or used to work in the restaurant business. In 1966 there were more than 1900 Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands, but by 2017 only 1100 or so remained. -
03/29/2021 19:10:12 Three Rings in _Decameron_
Page 18 of Giovanni Boccaccio’s the Decameron. Printed by the Giunti, a Florentine printer family. This print is from 1516. 1516
03/29/2021 18:34:52 Eels in _Decameron_
Folio u1v of Giovanni Boccaccio’s the Decameron. In Italian, printed by Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1492 1492
03/29/2021 17:56:13 Falcon in _Decameron_
Falcon on folio De Premierfait’s Decameron, 1414 1414
03/29/2021 17:18:14 Decameronalia
There is nothing coincidental about the role of objects in literature. Authors select them for a reason. The objects in the literary work of this zone are no exception: we will look at Giovanni Boccaccio’s famous Decameron (1353). Backdrop of Il Decameron is the impact and the aftermath of the Black Death, the global pandemic of the fourteenth century. -
03/29/2021 13:58:31 Chin-Ind Soups
A bowl, filled with ‘Chinese’ tomato soup, spring onions and shredded chicken and a bowl of 'Shark-fin' soup. -
03/29/2021 10:39:38 Medicine Bottle in _Decameron_
Folio 328r of the first French translation of the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. 1414
03/29/2021 07:11:20 Swahili Kanga from Kenya
20th-century kanga from Kenya, a cotton wrapping cloth often worn by Swahili women along the East African coast, 164 x 114cm -
03/28/2021 18:12:00 Feather and Coals in _Decameron_
Parrot feather and coals in Premierfait’s the Decameron 1414
03/28/2021 17:06:04 Chin-Ind _Pisang Goreng_
A plate with fried banana, pisang goreng at Chin-Ind Restaurant De Chinese Pagode 2021
03/28/2021 10:53:11 Goslings in _Decameron_
Oil painting inspired by the story of the goslings in Decameron. By Maria Amelia Valdés Sozzani, 2013, 30 cm x 40 cm 2013
03/28/2021 08:50:15 Haifa Tin Ingots
13th-12th c. BCE
Rectangular tin ingots from a Late Bronze Age shipwreck off the coast of Israel (13th-12th c. BCE). Inscribed with Cypro-Minoan signs. 20 cm x 30 cm x 4 cm. 13th-12th c. BCE
03/27/2021 09:13:54 Golden Cup in _Decameron_
Folio 82r in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron. Dated between around 1400. 1400
03/26/2021 17:40:31 The Crane in _Decameron_
Decameron novella. Adapted and illustrated by Lele Luzzati. An Astor Book, Ivan Obolensky Inc., NY, 1961. 1961
03/25/2021 22:00:26 The Rapier in _Decameron_
Folio 186 from the oldest, extant illustrated manuscript edition of the Decameron, c. 1430. 1400
03/25/2021 14:36:55 Restaurant _De Chinese Pagode_
Chin-Ind restaurant in Julianadorp, the Netherlands. 2000
03/25/2021 14:12:28 Chin-Ind Bami
A container filled with bami. Bami is a stir-fried noodle dish famous in Chinese-Indonesian restaurants, often served in plastic containers for takeaway. 2021
03/19/2021 20:50:37 Gijs Huizinga’s Bedroom Collection
Gijs Huizinga’s old bedroom filled with art and collectibles. 2021
03/19/2021 20:19:51 Chin-Ind _Kroepoek_
Kroepoek is an Indonesian deep fried cracker that is sold in Chinese-Indonesian restaurants in the Netherlands. It is a signature dish, often served with other dishes as a complimentary snack. 2021
03/13/2021 14:08:55 Pot of Basil in _Decameron_
The Decameron Retold (after Isabella and the Pot of Basil, William Holman Hunt), 2019. 2019
03/13/2021 13:20:57 French wig holder
A tin-glazed earthenware wig holder from the mid 18th century decorated with Chinoiserie motifs. 1700s
03/07/2021 14:56:42 CAPSEL Hat
Knit hat made of human hair by Meike Fleskens. 2017
02/16/2021 21:10:41 Vietnam War Zippo
Metal box that produces fire. Authentic 1960s Vietnam War Zippo. 1960s
02/16/2021 13:41:25 Statue of Giovanni Boccaccio
The statue of Giovanni Boccaccio in the courtyard of Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, also known as the Loggiato. The sculpture was created by Odoardo Fantacchiotti in the 19th century. -
02/13/2021 18:15:07 Box with Portrait of Napoleon I
8 cm long and 6 cm wide, made of pure gold and decorated with diamonds. A miniature portrait of the Emperor Napoleon painted on ivory tusks in watercolor by court painter Jean-Baptiste Isabey. -
02/12/2021 18:33:49 The Social Condom
Clothing piece by French artist Olivier Goulet: sewn-together faces from synthetically produced skin-like fabric. 2012
02/12/2021 15:27:32 Ocean Objects
In South China, maritime material culture forms an important constituent of cultural identity and local heritage. Corals, shells and pearls play a role in the everyday ecologies of coastal inhabitants and have been attributed with a variety of financial, social and artistic values. -
02/10/2021 09:02:29 Red Envelopes on an iPhone
Red envelopes hongbao 红包 are used to gift money on special occasions. Real envelopes are still in use, but the digital version is now used more frequently and more broadly. -
01/28/2021 12:26:35 Qing Imperial Ruyi
Ruyi, made of nephrite jade, decorated with flowers, bats, and a golden knot. -
01/28/2021 08:05:52 Kintsugi tea bowl
White Satsuma ware tea bowl fixed with kintsugi style from the 17th century, Edo - Kagoshima, Japan. 1700s
01/19/2021 21:01:30 Chin-Ind Loempia
A loempia, measuring roughly 19cm in length, 7cm in width, and 4cm in height of deliciousness. This fried dish, filled with several vegetables and, sometimes, meat and egg, is an iconic dish in the Chinese-Indonesian restaurants. -
01/18/2021 20:23:55 Dragon Shell
Standing Cup, 1550, mounts late 15th-early 16th century made in Padua (?) or Germany (?), shell carved in China. 1600s
01/18/2021 16:48:30 MC Hammer Doll
The MC Hammer celebrity doll was manufactured by Mattel in 1991. There are two versions, both wearing his signature Hammer pants. 1991
01/08/2021 06:45:42 Oxhorn Clam
Species of mollusc. Latin name is Atrina pectinata. -
01/03/2021 19:29:23 Objects from Hong Kong’s beaches
Ching Sze-Yin Cicy, From trash to treasure, test pieces, shells, mother of pearl, fish scale, found objects, silver, size variable. 2018
01/03/2021 14:23:21 Butterfly Stool
Sori Yanagi (1915-2011), Butterfly Stool. 1954-1956, rosewood-faced 5-ply plywood with brass cross-bar and metal fitting. 1954-1956
12/31/2020 14:36:12 Shell Games Plaque
Mother-of-pearl plaque with the Schippers and Bartholomeussen coats of arms, Guangzhou, 1733, d 13 cm × h 0.2 cm. 1733
12/31/2020 06:52:38 Planter with a Coral Deity
Sculpture of Kui Xing, coral, metal, kingfisher feathers, pearls, gemstones, Qing dynasty 1644-1911
12/29/2020 14:36:23 Bowl of Pearls
Bowl of Pearls by Ai Weiwei, 2006, porcelain bowl from Jingdezhen and freshwater pearls, 43 cm by 100 cm. 2006
12/29/2020 09:08:33 Shell Venus
Cup. Nautilus pompilius, gilded and enameled silver, 27.8 cm x 8.5 cm. 1580-1590
12/28/2020 12:24:54 Pair of Carved Shells
ca 1880
A pair of carved mother-of-pearl shells, depicting a village scene. Late Qing, circa 1870-1880. 20 cm (Width), 2 cm (Depth), 20 cm (Height) per shell. ca 1880
12/23/2020 12:58:39 The Glasgow Cookery Book
A revised copy of The Glasgow Cookery Book from 1940, which was given as a prize for excellency in the domestic sciences at a Dunoon grammar school in the early 1940s. -
12/23/2020 10:37:27 Shell Creature
Beast, shells, 19th century, 40,2 x 35,6 x 30 cm 1900s
12/16/2020 14:53:18 Japanese picnic set
This object is a Japanese picnic set dated to the Edo Period (1603-1868). It is made of lacquered wood and is decorated with fans, chrysanthemums and flowing water. -
12/10/2020 14:02:45 Blue daopao
Blue daopao 道袍, a traditional men’s gown in China, sold by Xianming Yijian Hanfu, an online shop onTaobao. -
12/10/2020 09:15:52 Kimono with embroidery
This garment is a Japanese kimono, made of ramie plant fibers dyed in indigo and embroidered with white cotton thread. Made between 1880 and 1920. 1880-1920
12/03/2020 20:26:37 Japanese vending machines
A couple of colorful drink dispensers in Tokyo, Japan. -
12/02/2020 21:35:40 Obiaman cloth
Rectangular piece (155 cm x 74 cm) of cloth from Suriname. Dark blue cotton fabric, set off with white thread, with 10 white appliquees that are sewn on. -
11/25/2020 11:54:37 Blue sarpusu and bluing
A piece of blue fabric from Suriname and a block of compressed blue powder that makes white laundry crisp again. -
11/24/2020 20:28:57 Children’s bentobox
Lunchbox for children (弁当箱 bentohako) who attend nursery schools and kindergarten. -
11/24/2020 14:12:19 Van Gogh's Sterrennacht
The Starry Night, an oil painting made by Vincent van Gogh in 1889 depicting an impressionistic version of a city at night. -
11/22/2020 21:01:52 Ozonja for Himba make-up
Container for the storage of red Himba body make-up called otjize. It is a mixture of ochre and cow fat which is applied by women of the Himba tribe in Namibia every day. The container is made of cow horns and leather. -
11/22/2020 08:14:50 Instant rāmen
Instant rāmen in plastic cup with separate packets of flavoring powder in disolvable packaging -
11/16/2020 13:09:44 The Herero Long Dress
‘Long Dress’ or ohorokweva onde. A colorful Victorian style dress worn on a daily basis by married women belonging to the Herero ethnic group in Namibia, Botswana, Angola, and South Africa. 2005
11/13/2020 16:03:18 Döner Kebab
Rotisserie meat, vegetables, and sauces served in bread -
11/10/2020 20:53:05 Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique
These are four fragments of Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique. Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique is a scenic panoramic wallpaper made in France between 1804 and 1805. It was designed by Jean-Gabriel Charvet and produced by Joseph Dufour et Cie. 1804-1805
11/09/2020 20:55:55 Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer
The TR-909. The first drum machine to use sampling and synchronization. Introduced in 1983 by Audio Equipment Manufacturer Roland. -
11/09/2020 16:46:19 YSL Mondrian dress
1965 dress by the French designer Yves Saint-Laurent (1936-2008). It features a pattern inspired by the Dutch pioneer of the De Stijl movement: Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). 1965
11/06/2020 22:44:04 Conch shell horn
A right-spiralling conch shell horn (Turbinella pyrum). Two holes on the lip have been made through which a cotton handgrip is attached. There is another hole at the top so it can be used as a trumpet. -
10/16/2020 07:07:47 Minoan cup with Linear A
ca. 1700 BCE
Clay drinking cup with a Linear A inscription painted with sepia ink. Found at Knossos, Crete. Middle Minoan IIIa (ca. 1700 BCE). ca. 1700 BCE
10/12/2020 07:08:12 Global teak chair
ca. 1795
Chair made in Canton. Modeled on British Hepplewhite design. ca. 1795
10/05/2020 18:57:00 Tsuba with ship design
This sword guard is made of gold, silver and iron. It depicts a decoration of a ship, and dates to the late 18th or mid 19th century. -
10/02/2020 09:54:56 Maneki Neko
Lucky Cat, a small cat statue used as decoration. It is said to bring in good fortune. -
09/22/2020 19:26:14 Tărtărian tablets
5300 BCE
Three small clay objects (ca. 5 cm.), two rectangular and one circular which are inscribed with various signs and depictions. 5300 BCE
09/05/2020 20:48:25 Korean Drum ‘Puk’
Korean Puk drum 22,5 x 35 cm with drum stick 39 cm. Drum is made of wood, covered with leather on both sides. 1800-1823
09/05/2020 10:52:50 Gold pendant from the Aegina treasure
Gold pendant depicting a man standing on a base with flowers, each hand grasping a bird by the neck. Five pendant discs hang from the bottom. The exact origin of the pendant is unknown. It probably dates from around 1700-1500 BCE BCE. 1850BC-1550BC
09/03/2020 18:48:55 Trojan horse by BP or not BP
8 February 2020
Photo taken in front of the British Museum, London, UK. 8th February 2020. Climate change protests against BP at the British Museum. 8 February 2020
09/02/2020 20:40:00 Korean ceramic bowl Shibata
Ceramic bowl 7.1 cm high with a diameter of 4.8 cm. Made in Korea, later used in Japan as a tea bowl for tea ceremonies. 1600s
08/30/2020 20:12:24 Two covers of Nabokov’s Lolita
Two different editions of Nabokov’s Lolita, one from Amsterdam, 1978 (front) and the other from New York, 1958 (back). -
08/29/2020 15:18:00 Princess of China Barbie Doll
Barbie as Qing princess. Wearing an interpretation of a Qing robe, Qing coiffure, and horse-hoof shoes. 2001
08/25/2020 14:36:15 Obligatory chocolate box
Box filled with chocolate bars, marketed towards the tradition of obligatory chocolates (義理チョコ) during Valentine’s Day in Japan. 2020
08/21/2020 07:14:32 Cixi by Katherine A. Carl
Oil painting of the Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后 (1835-1908) painted by Katherine A. Carl (1865–1938) in 1903 on a 297.2 × 173.4 cm canvas, framed in a camphor wood frame designed by Cixi. 1903
08/11/2020 13:11:49 Qing Imperial Necklace
Freshwater pearl necklace. Worn by Qing royalty . Divided into four sections by four coral beads. A long string with heavy sapphires hangs down from the top, along with three short strings with ten jade beads each. 1760-1820
08/04/2020 21:47:39 Qing summer hat
A cone shaped bamboo hat ornamented with a one-eyed peacock feather. 1900s
07/28/2020 19:52:11 Qing Guanyin with child
Seated Guanyin with a child, accompanied by the Dragon Daughter. h 34 cm, l 15 cm × w 7.6 cm 1700-1750
07/21/2020 20:22:11 Matchlock Gun from Japan
late 1600s
Made of wood and steel, this matchlock gun features beautiful Japanese-style decorations of lotus flowers, clouds and a dragon. length 103.8 cm, barrel 73 cm, 3009 g. late 1600s
07/16/2020 12:53:43 Qing bowl for American market
This 14.8 cm hight; 35.6 cm wide punch bowl is an example of export porcelain. It was made in China for the American market in 1784. 1785–1800
07/10/2020 20:02:43 Qing chalice veil
Chinese traditional embroidery on a 58.4 x 58.4 cm satin weave chalice veil. 1800s
07/06/2020 08:30:24 Linear B palm-leaf shaped clay tablets
c. 1300 BCE
Clay tablets found on the island of Crete, at Knossos. The tablets have the shape of palm leaves. c. 1300 BCE
07/02/2020 15:19:54 Shell with Hong Kong Harbor Scene
The polished surface of an 16.5 x 17.7 cm oyster shell painted with the image of Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbor. 1900s
06/01/2020 20:19:09 Qing queue with red hair extension
104 cm long Qing queue. Real hair with red cotton plaited in, ending in a red tassel. The cut-off end is kept together with a piece of rope. 1900s
05/14/2020 18:49:17 Nivkh fish skin robe
Nivkh women’s robe made of fish skin that was sown together. The left flap of the robe closes over the right flap and is fastened with buttons. The back of the robe is decorated, featuring a pattern consisting of spirals and images of birds. 1875-1898
05/04/2020 16:37:58 Qing abstinence gourd
This is a 6.5 cm high gourd-shaped abstinence plaque. It is made of enamelled ceramic, imitating cloisonné ware. The plaque is rich in color and decoration and includes pink bats, fruit and flowering gourd tendrils. 1800s
05/01/2020 15:13:04 Qing abstinence plaque
Rectangular plaque made of green jade, carved as two facing dragons, their bodies framing a rectangular cartouche at the center with 'abstinence' inscribed in Manchu and Chinese. 1900s
04/26/2020 11:26:18 Digital photograph of Olga Lobo
This is a photo of Olga Lobo (1928) sitting in her living room in The Hague surrounded by the many objects that remind her of her family and of her homeland Suriname. In the image Ms. Lobo sits next to the mantel, holding a kotomisi doll. 2019
04/24/2020 21:39:52 Dutch chiseled iron smallsword
A notable Dutch smallsword with a chiseled iron hilt, made around 1660-1665, most likely in the southern Catholic part of the Low Countries. 1660-1665
04/17/2020 05:28:45 Qing empire elite army helmet
Helmet with indigo blue and yellow edged flaps and neckpiece. Rectangular steel plates are secured inside the fabric of the flaps with rivets that can be seen from the outside. 1800s
04/16/2020 08:19:43 Digital photograph of Peter Dekker
Picture showing Peter Dekker standing behind his desk in his office. He is surrounded by his collection of arms and armor, and shelves filled with books to carry out his research. 2020