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    Kubera

    Dark, red sandstone artifact from Madhya Pradesh. 6 x 4.5 x 3 inches. One of the guardians of the eight directions, Kubera belongs to a class of ancient folk deities called yakshas, who were adopted by Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. He represents the power of monetary wealth. He conventionally holds a bowl or pomegranate in his right hand and a moneybag in his left. A mongoose that has the power to vomit a wish-fulfilling gem normally accompanies him. This is a fine quality image that was originally made as an architectural detail for a Hindu temple.

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    Chinese silk painting of peonies in a garden

    38 1/2 x 17 1/8 ink and color on silk textile of peonies in a garden. These appear to be a pair of fine Chinese bird and flower paintings cut from their original mounts and provided with matching frames.

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    Cinnebar boxes

    Two red-stained, carved Cinnabar Boxes with black lacquered interior.

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Woman and child at a spring. Batuan

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    Balinese painting

    Dance and music offering in a temple. Peliatan(?)

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    Balinese painting

    Dance drama being performed in a temple

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    Balinese painting on cloth

    Signed in ink in margin: Made Sudana. Rice farmer. Batuan, Bali - tourist painting. (When western tourists request signatures on otherwise unsigned paintings at the point of sale, the seller may write a name in the margin which may be his own, or may be that of the painter. Because there are only four personal names used in Bali for both men and women, there will be an enormous number of people alive at any given moment with exactly the same name. In this case one quarter of every member of a Sudana lineage will be named Made.)

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    Balinese painting on cloth

    Unsigned. Preparation of food offerings to take to a temple. Batuan, Bali.

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    Balinese painting on cloth

    Signed in ink in margin: Kober. Bali (? Possibly Kadek? which is a variant on one of the four standard Balinese names.) Farming scene.

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    Bronze Dalai Lama

    This small bronze is identified in the records as the Dalai Lama. It is indeed a Lama, however it is not clear that it is one of the Dalai Lamas. The image is gilded, sitting a lalit asana (a posture of “royal easeâ€). His short-crop of hair is painted brown/black. He holds a manuscript with both hands. He sits on a simple box-like throne. The base conceals ritual deposits beneath a hammered copper cap with a painted crossed vajra design.

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    One of pair of Balinese paintings of women

    This pair of paintings is illustrative of a mode of routine production in which Balinese culture is transformed into a marketable commodity and a way of making a living in the developing cash economy of 20th century Indonesia. Dickinson accesssioned items 1985.8.41.5 through 10 are similar to these, but depict less idealized female activities.

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    Balinese painting on paper

    Painting on paper of Calonarang ceremony. In a more refined style associated with Ubud.

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    One of three Balinese paintings of procession

    Three paintings illustrating a procession of cremation towers. 16 is probably from Ubud, 17 and 18 from Peliatan. The Ubud painting includes an image of a bull-shaped sarcophagus, indicating a royal (satria) funeral.

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Landscape with farmer, boy and woman collecting water from a spring. Batuan

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    Leather shadow puppet

    Monkey warriors to be used in shadow puppet (Wayang Kulit) performances of the Ramayana epic.

  • Thumbnail for Balinese painting on paper
    Balinese painting on paper

    Represents a dramatic climax of the Calonarang ceremony. Although this is a powerful dance drama performed in temples during the middle of the night, it is depicted as an isolated scene on white background depicting a warrior attacking Rangda with a keris. This particular episode, abstracted here in painting, is similarly abstracted for dance performances staged for tourists, for whom such paintings would be offered for sale. It is painted in a refined style associated with the village of Ubud.

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    One of pair of Balinese paintings of women

    This pair of paintings is illustrative of a mode of routine production in which Balinese culture is transformed into a marketable commodity and a way of making a living in the developing cash economy of 20th century Indonesia. Dickinson accesssioned items 1985.8.41.5 through 10 are similar to these, but depict less idealized female activities.

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Hanuman flying upside down in the sky above a Balinese landscape holding the sun painted with the image of deity. Batuan Bali. Dutch writing on reverse: Dewa Ny(? Nyoman?) Tjiela(?) 1014 [unintelligible] van Hanoeman und Dewa Renjani Batara Soerea [the sun god Surya?] gieft her nee kam (?)

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    Japanese carved geese

    A light wooden base topped by two geese carved in three separate pieces. Apparently made for retail sale.

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    Balinese wood carving

    Wood carving of generic Hindu imagery. Made for retail sale.

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Unidentified narrative depicting a woman carrying a dead(?) child toward a shrine. Batuan

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    Balinese painting

    Domestic scene depicting a variety of activities inside a family house-compound. Peliatan(?)

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Hunters in a landscape. Batuan

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    One of four puppets

    Four unidentified Wayang Golek puppets. Two are male, one is female.