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Model of the monument (designed by Cuyper) erected in Batavia
to the Dutch who fell in Acheen (Sumatra) in 1873-80, with a
statue by Bart van Hove. Captured Indian guns and guns which
pelonged to the Dutch East India Co. in the 47th and 48th cent.;
mortar of the second half of the 14th cent.; two elegant little can-
non of 1678, and a handsome piece bearing silver-gilt initials and
the Saxon arms, probably presented to Stadtholder William IL.
(a. 1702). Above are Swedish flags, captured in 4658 by Admiral
In the gla ses to the right of the entrance to the central part of the
court are the Relics of the Expedition of Barents and Heemskerck (comp. p. 374),
who explored Nova Zembla in 1596 in an attempt to find a N.E. passage
to China round the N. Cape. Barents died on Nova Zembla in June, 1597,
i sequence of the hardships of the winter spent there; and the relics
sovered in his wi -house on the island in 1871 and 1876 by Capt.
Karlsen, a Norwegian navigator, and Charles Gardiner, an Englishman.
In the middle of the court is a large collection of Models of Ships
of different periods.
The following may be mentioned. The cruiser ‘Prins Willem’, built
in 1651. In the middle row: Man-of-war (70 guns), built in 1698. In the
row to the right, 353. ‘Mercury’, a ship of the line of 58 guns (4747).
In the wall-cabinet at the back, Models of Baltic craft of the 18th cent-
ury. To the extreme left, Galley built in Holland for Peter the Great.
In the small side-gallery are models of turret-ships, monitors, and other
modern vessels. On the right s is a tin dish that belonged to Dirck
Hartog (1616), discoyerer of Australia, In the centre of the E. wall, above,
is a coat-of-arms from the st of the British flag-ship ‘The Royal Charles’,
captured by the Dutch in 1667 in their expedition to Chatham and broken
up in 1673. Numerous other models illustrative of the art of ship-building
and parts of ships are exhibited in the cabinets.
A staircase in the S.W. angle of the court, opposite the entrance,
descends to the badly-lighted Basement, in which are tombstones,
fragments of architectonic and other sculptures, artistic iron-work,
ornamental stove-slabs, and bells; also, reproductions of ihe crypts
of several ancient Dutch churches. — From the same corner of the
court another staircase ascends to the —
Sculptures before the 16th Century. The rooms here were
originally intended to accommodate the ecclesiastical section of the
Museum, and in their architecture and decoration they illustrate
the development of church-architecture in the Netherlands, from
the Oarlovingian period, through the Romanesque, early- Gothic,
and late-Gothic periods, to the ‘Protestant’ style of the 17th century.
Room 176. To the right is a sculptured tympanum, of the end
of the 40th cent., from the abbey of Egmond (p. 441), representing
Count Dietrich IJ. of Holland and his mother before St. Peter;
Romanesque and Gothic fonts (12-45th cent.). — The following
large room is divided by pillars into five sections.
Szorton 175. Specimens of smith’s work (16-17th cent.). —
Szotion 173. In the middle, to the right, is an embroidered ante-
pendium of the 15th cent.; wooden sculptures of the Dutch and
German schools, some of them painted (15-46th cent.). Italian
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