Marriage (Mas Ruscitadewi, 1995)

Eave hanging (ider-ider) with scenes from the Baratayuda (Great Battle) from the Mahabharata, Ink and pigments on handwoven cotton cloth 18th-early 19th century, 39 3/8 × 276 3/4 inches (100 × 703 cm). Donated originally by Claire Holt and Ben Anderson and transferred from the Echols Collection at Cornell University's Kroch Library. Photo: Collection of… Continue reading Marriage (Mas Ruscitadewi, 1995)

Mystery Object

Tabing temple painting depicting 'TheAbduction of Sita' from the Hindu epic,'Ramayana'. Painted probably by artistKak Lui (c.1860-1930) in 1930s inKamasan. AM Balinese Collection E74186.Image: Howard Hughes/ Australian Museum This brass cylinder is made distinctive by the incisions of figures that resemble reliefs from temples or medieval goblets. Roughly a meter high, the object is shaped… Continue reading Mystery Object