Large traditional Temple Painting

Large traditional Temple Painting

£650.00
SKU : Temple_Painting_001
Bali, beginning of the 20th century
98 x 164 cm
 
Painted in natural colors on fabric, the narrative scenes are arranged on two parallel
levels, each divided by a band with geometric patterns, the populated compositions of
human beings and deities in a setting with trees, architecture, furniture and various
objects.
 
Provenance: collection of a Dutch noblewoman who lived in Indonesia, bought before
1975.
 
This type of painting was usually placed inside the Balinese temples and served primarily
as a devotional tool. The subjects were usually inspired by epic poems like the Ramayana
and the Mahabharata, or by Indonesian folkloric and mythological stories.
Anemoi Gallery
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