Large collection of antique religious prints. Old prints of churches, church interiors, temples, religious ceremonies, gods/deities and other prints related to religion.
Antique print, titled: 'Beeltenissen van de Tatters, Han en Deva, als goden ge-eert.' - Busts of Han and Deva, two Tartar kings now venerated as deities.
Antique print, titled: 'Japansche wilde bonsii.' - ('Japanese wild bonsii'). Two itinerant ('wild') priests from Japan. They wore tatters and never cut hair or beards. The Bonsii prayed for the sick and infirm.
Antique print, titled: 'Beschryving van de wonderlyke Japansche afgodinne Pussa.' - ('Description of the curious Japanese idol Pussa'). A statue of the Japanese/Chinese triple deity Pussa.
Antique print, titled: 'Wonderlyk eigen-moorden in Japan gebruikelyk ter eeren der afgoden.' - ('Curious suicides common in Japan as veneration of the gods'). Figures in small boats prepare to drown themselves, by hanging heavy rocks from their bodies, to jump into the water with. In the foreground a statue of one of the deities (possibly Amitabha or Amida).
Antique print, titled: 'Wonderlyke toestel van 's werelds Schepper in den tempel tot Miaco.' - ('Curious statue of the creator of the world in Miaco').
Antique print, titled: '[Combosama] braadt de Christenen.' - ('Combosama burns the Christians'). A Christian man is burned at a stake with large numbers of spectators.
Antique print, titled: 'Beschryving des afgods Canon.' - An image of the statue of the God Guanyin (also known as Kannon or Kwannon) in the temple in Osaka, Japan. The four-armed figure emerges from a fish, and has a flower in his hair. A young man praying to Kannon emerges from a large sea shell in front of the statue. Several figures are visible in the...
Antique print, titled: 'De tempel der goude Amida.' - Interior view of the Temple of Amida (also Amitabha) in Edo (also Yedo/Jeddo, now Tokyo). The statue shows the God seated on a seven-headed horse. The God himself has a dog's head.
Antique print, untitled. A view of the interior of the temple of Gifu, in which emperor Oda Nobunanga erected a statue of himself to be venerated as a deity.
Antique print, titled: 'Beschryving van de Japansche Apen-tempel.' - ('Description of the Japanese Monkey Temple'). Interior of a temple filled with (live) monkeys. These were thought to be the intermediaries between the Gods and Humans. Therefore supplicants left offerings to the monkeys.
Antique print, titled: 'De Groote Tempel Buyten Saccay. Grand Temple proche de Saccai.' - View of a large temple outside Sakai (Osaka, Japan).
Antique print, titled: 'Temple dans le Royaume de Vaccata. Tempel int Koninckryck Vaccata.' - View of a Japanese temple dedicated to Toranga. On the verso the interior of the temple, with a large statue of Toranga (in this two figures stand opposite each other; one is the God, brandishing a hatchet. Opposite that is an eight-armed figure representing the...
Antique print, titled: 'Tempel met Duysent Beelden.' - The Temple of Sanjusangen-Do in Kyoto, dedicated to the Thousand Armed Kannon. The central statue is that of Kannon. In front of the main statue are 28 smaller statues of guardian deities. Additionally, a thousand statues of Kannon were present (seen to the left and right).
Antique print, titled: 'Siccabonsii, Japansche Papen. [verso: Japanese soldiers].' - An image of a Japanese priest. In one hand hee holds a long rope with a thick knot in it. In the other he holds aloft a copper gong with the images of Japanese deities. On the rear an image of three Japanese soldiers: a pikeman, a musketman and a cavalryman (with bow and...
Antique print, titled: 'Des beelds van Xaca.' - A temple interior in Edo (Tokyo), with the statue of the God Xaca.