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Painting . Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia. Tabing Temple Painting depicting 'The Bridge to Langka' story from the Balinese Hindu epic 'Ramayana'. Artist unknown, early 19th Century. Anthony Forge Collection. 
© Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Howard Hughes
 
Summary:
E074168 - 25/10/1976, painting, Kamasan, Klungkung District, Bali, Indonesia, Asia, Southeast
Item Name:
painting
Label:
This Tabing painting, by unknown artist, the Bridge to Langka, depicts monkeys building a causeway between India and Sri Lanka. This painting on barkcloth is one of the finest in Anthony Forge’s collection. A delicately drawn and detailed painting on bark-cloth is probably from the first half of the 19th century. It may be the oldest painting in the Anthony Forge’s collection. Bark cloth was usually imported from Sulawesi. This is one of only two paintings on bark-cloth in this collection. The colours are local Balinese ochres with imported Chinese black ink and vermillion. Professor Anthony Forge collected this painting from the temple Jero Kapal, in Gelgel, Klungkung District, Bali, and considered it to be one of the best and oldest in his collection. Size 127 x 150cm.
Place:
Kamasan
Region:
Klungkung District
Province/State:
Bali
Country:
Indonesia
Collection Area:
Asia, Southeast
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
25/10/1976
Registration Number:
E074168
Associated Stories:
The Anthony Forge Collection of Balinese Paintings
Paintings in the Temple
Ramayana: The Bridge to Langka, Balinese painting E74168
Anthony Forge: Biographical Sketch
Anthony Forge: Research in Bali, Indonesia
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Painting . Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia. Tabing Temple Painting depicting 'The Bridge to Langka' story from the Balinese Hindu epic 'Ramayana'. Artist unknown, early 19th Century. Anthony Forge Collection. 
© Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Howard Hughes
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Painting, detail, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia. Tabing Temple Painting depicting 'The Bridge to Langka' story from the Balinese Hindu epic 'Ramayana'. Artist unknown, early 19th Century. Anthony Forge Collection. Detail shows monkey general Hanoman flying to the island kingdom of Langka. 
© Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Howard Hughes