Art from Bali and Indonesia
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Very old kalebas or water container made of rotan and bamboo. Hand painted with images from the Ramayana.
1930-1936
This kalebas was made before 1936. The Tropen Museum has a comparable copy that came in their possession in 1936. Most likely the kalebas was already made for the few rich American and European tourists, who just discovered the island. The last photo shows the kalebas with an handpainted coconut to give an idea of the large size. Very rare object. Pls click on the photo for more photos&info
Very old kalebas or water container made of rotan and bamboo. Hand painted with images from the Ramayana.

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Woodcarving of a goat
1950-1970
Good example of small carving done by an accomplished artist. This goat was made for the tourist market; no doubt about that. And maybe he was able to finish this in a day. But still such a goat is pretty hard to create, and the result is great; full of class and humor. Maybe Ajun was enjoying himself!
Woodcarving of a goat

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Large silver offer dish
1900-1950
Large offer dish, which was used to bring rice, flowers and fruits to the temple, to appease the gods. The remarkable feature of this dish is the size. With a diameter of 36 cm this is one of the largest offer dishes used in prewar Bali. This is illustrated in the last three photos. Please click on the photo to get more info&photos.
Silver offer dish

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Lontar manuscript 1930-1940 from the collection of Prof C Bonne (1891-1948). Prof Bonne was professor at the Medical School in Batavia, and editor of the Medical Magazine in the Dutch Indies.
1930-1940
This remarkable lontar came from the collection of Prof C Bonne. He was an important doctor in the Dutch Indies. The very detailed drawings depict scenes from the Ramayana acoompanied by Balinese words. This was no touristic item, but more a show of force by an experienced (most likely) Balinese lontar writer. Important lontars had covers made of expensive wood, and the side of leaves were painted red, like this one. In some cases even a special box was made to preserve the lontar, like in TOBO 753 and TOBO 800.
Lontar manuscript 1930-1940 from the collection of Prof C Bonne (1891-1948). Prof Bonne was professor at the Medical School in Batavia, and editor of the Medical Magazine in the Dutch Indies.

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Auction catalogues Indonesian-Balinese art 1990-2015
1990-2015
Complete collection of auction catalogues South East Asian Art during the period 1990-2015. Auctionhouses; christies, Sothebys, Glerum, Borobudur, Larasati. Auction locations; Amsterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta.
Auction catalogues Indonesian-Balinese art 1990-2015

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Silver modesty plate or Jempang from Sulawesi, Toraja land. Worn by young children to cover the private parts.
1910-1940
This Jempang is much bigger than the usual Jempang. See the last photo. It raises the question whether this seize was made for somewhat older children.
Silver modesty plate or Jempang from Sulawesi, Toraja land. Worn by young children to cover the private parts.


 
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