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    Matted Balinese painting

    Unidentified narrative. Batuan

  • Thumbnail for Matted Balinese painting
    Matted Balinese painting

    Unidentified narrative, Batuan

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    Sakyamuni - reverse side by Unknown

    Ground pigment on cloth, mounted on brocade.

  • Thumbnail for Matted Balinese painting
    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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    Matted Balinese painting

    Unidentified narrative depicting a spotted animal wrapped in the clothing of a woman as she bathes in a sacred spring, Batuan

  • Thumbnail for Matted Balinese painting
    Matted Balinese painting

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

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    Four puppets

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

  • Thumbnail for Carved & gilded naga
    Carved & gilded naga

    Said to be the “arm†of a musical instrument.

  • Thumbnail for Balinese carvings
    Balinese carvings

    Made for retail sale

  • Thumbnail for Leather shadow puppet
    Leather shadow puppet

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

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    One of four puppets

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

  • Thumbnail for Balinese carvings of entwined nagas
    Balinese carvings of entwined nagas

    Probably supports for musical instruments.

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Male dancer. Signed in margin: “Id Bg Pt [Ida Bagus Putu] Astawa Tjari Batuan.†Batuan

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    Balinese wood carving

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

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Buffalo, frog and fisherman. Unidentified narrative, Batuan

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Rodent and boy. Unidentified narrative, Batuan

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Woman and child at a spring. Batuan

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    Matted Balinese painting

    Hunters in a landscape. Batuan

  • Thumbnail for Leather shadow puppet
    Leather shadow puppet

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

  • Thumbnail for Balinese carvings of entwined nagas
    Balinese carvings of entwined nagas

    Probably supports for musical instruments.

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    Shakyamuni Stong Sku (or 1000 Bodies) Thangka by Unknown

    54 (L) x 29 (W) inches. Painting on cloth in U-Tri, central Tibetan style. Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha, sits cross legged in the middle in the teaching pose with 49 other representations of Buddha I the background. The central figure is line drawn in orange in on a blue and orange lotus throne with a blue and gold rayed halo. On the reverse is a poem compose by Phurchok Champa, tutor of the 13th Dalai Lama in gold ink and a mantra in black ink. this thangka is a reproduction of one of a series of 21 thangkas commissioned by Champa Tsultrim and Changchub Gelek. This type of repetitive multi-image thangka was done in order to gain merit. Mounted as a scroll with red and gold silk brocade frames on polychrome floral silk brocade with yellow and red silk dust covers and plain silver scroll ends.

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    Leather shadow puppet

    Wayang Kulit clown. This is possibly Bagong, one of the clown servants of the Pandawa family in the Mahabharata epic, marked by his fat belly and backside, bald head, slow deep voice and dull wit. He was once equipped with a movable lower jaw to dramatize the attributes of his speech. Of note is the ceremonial dagger (keris) in his sash. His dark color and heavy features indicate his relative coarseness in contrast to his refined Pandawa masters.

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    Bell with Vajra Handle by Unknown

    7-3/4 (L) x 3-1/2 (Dia.) inches. Metal bell with a brass handle. The brass handle is composed of a half dorje surmounting the head of a lotus crowned wisdom deity (Yum or Mother) which sits on a lotus flower. The bronze bell has lotus petals on the dome, a band of conch shells with lotus flowers in them and a band of dorje around the rim. The inside has four lotus petals in the dome with some characters (possibly Om ah hum) and a long iron clapper attached to a ring with a piece of white cloth.

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    Leather shadow puppet

    Merdah, one of the Balinese Wayang Kulit clowns.