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E074185 Painting - Front, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia 
© Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
 
Summary:
E074185 - 25/10/1976, painting, Kamasan, Klungkung District, Bali, Indonesia, Asia, Southeast
Item Name:
painting
Label:
This tabing (temple painting) on European cloth is of contemporary style and was painted in the Balinese village of Kamasan in 1973. The artist is not known. Anthony Forge acquired the painting the same year. It depicts a scene from the story concerning Siwa and Semara. At one stage Siwa was meditating and would not respond to the godsí attempts to rouse him to defend them. They therefore got Semara, the god of love, to shoot an arrow into Siwa's heart so that he would become interested in sex. He did, Siwa was furious and burnt Semara to a cinder, the gods fled. However the arrow did its work and Siwa fell for Uma, stopped meditating and got on with the job. He was eventually persuaded to restore Semara to life, so that we still have love today. Size: 87x86.
Place:
Kamasan
Region:
Klungkung District
Province/State:
Bali
Country:
Indonesia
Collection Area:
Asia, Southeast
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
25/10/1976
Registration Number:
E074185
Associated Stories:
The Anthony Forge Collection of Balinese Paintings
Paintings in the Temple
Anthony Forge: Biographical Sketch
Anthony Forge: Research in Bali, Indonesia