Agus Aris Munandar

MAJAPAHIT

Masterpieces from a Forgotten Kingdom


BROWSE


144 pp.
21 x 27 cm, 263 ills.
English

 38,00 incl. VAT



ISBN 978-3-89790-701-0 Categories: ,

Description

Flourishing in East Java, Indonesia, between the late 13th and the early 16th centuries, art from Majapahit had a decisive influence on the development of Southeast Asian culture: ist highly distinctive style was characterized by the subtle balance between form and decoration and by a rich iconography strongly influenced by Sivaism and Buddhism. Today, these Majapahit artworks still constitute a highly interesting field of research, but they have been surprisingly far too little studied or published worldwide.

This volume presents an exceptional selection of 77 Majapahit terracotta sculptures covering a wide range of sophisticated iconography—animals, images of motherhood, divinities—all drawn from popular legends of the period and part of a broader narrative series waiting to be discovered.

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