Unidentified narrative depicting a man and two monkeys, one of which is impaled and tied onto a pole, Batuan
This item has been provided with a separate â€œfluteâ€ that is not part of the original design. The wear on the figure indicates many decades of worship (puja). Given its size it was probably used in the household shrine of a prosperous family. For instructional purposes it would be useful in illustrating a local, South Asian mode of ritually engaging images that stands in sharp contrast with the exclusively visual experience authorized following the re-classification of such icons as ""art"" objects. From the Bengal state.
Made for retail sale as a hanging display. Rajasthan, India. This is a traditional form painted on both sides to be seen from inside the house and out, however it was made for sale and display rather than architectural use. The paint has given an artificially antiqued surface treatment to enhance its marketability.
This Javanese roundel is a tourist souvenir, but have been grouped with a set of Balinese shadow puppers as accessories.
Object used in religious rituals.
Painting on canvas of Calonarang ceremony located in a generic temple, featuring the confrontation of Barong (Banaspati raja) and Rangda (Durga). Above are typical images of village life. Painted in the colorful naÃ¯ve style associated with the village of Peliatan near Ubud.
A scene depicting foot and boat traffic in foreground with rice planting and temples in the background. Peliatan(?)
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 19220.127.116.11 through 10 are similar to these, but depict less idealized female activities.
Unidentified narrative depicting man shot with an arrow in the landscape. Un unfinished pencil sketch is on the reverse. Batuan
Three paintings depicting cock fights. Two are probably from Peliatan and one from Ubud.
Landscape with farmer, boy and woman collecting water from a spring. Batuan
Unidentified narrative, Batuan
Painting on paper of Calonarang ceremony. Painted in the colorful naÃ¯ve style associated with the village of Peliatan near Ubud.
A well-dressed woman in dance posture. Batuan
Dance drama being performed in a temple
Small lobed bowl with bluish green glaze; design embossed on interior.
Domestic scene depicting a variety of activities inside a family house-compound. Peliatan(?)
Narrative illustration of an unknown folktale. Peliatan(?)
Ritual preparation of the rice fields. Peliatan(?)
Of particular didactic interest because of the synthesis of Indian, Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist elements worn in an Islamic Javanese court.
Woman receiving fruit from a monkey. Unidentified narrative, Batuan
A woman carrying a basket of offerings to a temple. Batuan