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E074184 Painting - Front, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia 
© Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
 
Summary:
E074184 - 25/10/1976, painting, Kamasan, Klungkung District, Bali, Indonesia, Asia, Southeast
Item Name:
painting
Label:
This tabing (temple painting) depicts Sita’s ordeal - a scene from the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic in which Sita undergoes trial by fire to prove her faithfulness to Rama, her husband, while she was held prisoner by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka (a mythological island fortress capital). It was painted in the Balinese village of Kamasan in 1973 by the leading Indonesian artist Sudarso and acquired by Anthony Forge the same year. Size: 92x86cm.
Place:
Kamasan
Region:
Klungkung District
Province/State:
Bali
Country:
Indonesia
Collection Area:
Asia, Southeast
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
25/10/1976
Registration Number:
E074184
Associated Stories:
The Anthony Forge Collection of Balinese Paintings
Paintings in the Temple
Anthony Forge: Biographical Sketch
Anthony Forge: Research in Bali, Indonesia