Jenis : Arca Perunggu
Nama : YOGA TANTRA
Era : Abad Ke-15, Kerajaan Majapahit
Material : Perunggu
Asal : Jawa Timur
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY – USA
Data Museum :
Seated Female Ascetic
Period: Eastern Javanese period, Majapahit kingdom
Date: 15th–16th century
Culture: Indonesia (Java)
Dimensions: H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Victoria Chan-Palay, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.435
This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 247
Small bronze sculptures of women and children were produced in some number during the Majapahit period. The function of these objects remains unclear. They may have been used as dolls, or as substitutes for certain individuals in magical rituals or other ceremonies. Her thin arms and shaved head suggest that this figure may represent an ascetic. She is seated with left leg folded beneath her, and wears a sarong, serpentine armlets, and a necklace with leaf-shaped pendants and bands around her wrists and ankles. She has a serene expression, heavy-lidded downcast eyes, and prominent arched eyebrows.
Janganlah ditangisi bila artefak sejarah kita dimiliki Kolektor dan Museum ASING, mungkin itu dijarah saat masa penjajahan atau dijual orang kita sendiri atau bahkan anak keturunan yang sedang membutuhkan uang.
“AMATI DENGAN SEKSAMA, TANGKAP AURA-NYA. DAN CIPTAKAN YANG LEBIH INDAH DARI ITU. MEREKA TIDAK AKAN PERNAH BISA MENJARAH BAKAT DAN KELUHURAN YANG DIWARISKAN LELUHUR KITA”.