- Place where the work was made
- Majapahit period 1292 - 1520 → Indonesia
- circa 14th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- 4.5 x 3.5 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the Estate of David Strachan 1995
- Not on display
- Accession number
This intriguing terracotta head of a woman is quite eroded, however, it is still possible to discern the elegant, oval face adorned with heavy earrings and an elaborate headdress. An example of a similar terracotta is included in P. Pal 'Icons of Piety, Images of Whimsy' (1987). He writes "Javanese ...[terracottas] are often remarkable as much for their original designs as for their humorous shapes. Javanese artists were equally deft in modelling figures of delicate, petite and graceful women and in depicting highly amusing characters undoubtedly meant to be caricatures."
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 1999.
Where the work was made