Ida Bagus Made Jatasura (1914–1948)

Djatasura spoke Malay, despite not receiving any formal education, and had worked on a coffee plantation. Together with Ngendon, Jatasura joined the nationalist guerilla combat against the Dutch after WWII, and was subsequently captured and died in prison. This account from Geertz, confirmed by Indonesian sources) is contested by Hohn, who notes that Jatasura reported to authorities on his own free will. He was then badly beaten, and upon his release to Batuan, had a large wound to his head. He then died after he had been transported to Gianyar, having been tortured again by authorities in Batuan (Hohn 1997: 88).  Hohn lists Jatasura's birth year as 1913 (1997: 88). Some sources list 1947 as his year of death.

Djatasura was Bateson and Mead's favourite artist. He was one of the artists filmed at work during the research period of Bateson and Mead. He often visited Spies and Bonnet and showed them his works for their criticism. there are nineteen pictures by him in the Bateson-Mead Commission. (H. Geertz 1994: 105)


1103-4 Cremation

AMNH 70.3/4182

B140 Ritual: people playing ende, a ritual game of Karangasem.

B141 Ritual: sprinkling holy water before putting offerings up on altar

B142 Ritual: Pedanda Siwa going to ceremony.

B143 Scene: thief captured.

B144 Ritual: Pedanda Buda going home from ceremony.

B145 Ritual: royal wedding procession. (The picture filmed while being made.)

B146 Ritual: bringing the sekah, temporary receptacle for a dead soul, to the sea to send it away.

B147 Ritual: Nguyeg--grinding to powder the ashes of the cremated body before ngirim, sending off the soul.

B149 Ritual: small child brought to pedanda for ritual purification.

B150 Scene: rice fields, hoeing and carrying away harvested rice.

B151 Scene: abduction of a bride.

B153 Ritual: royal wedding procession.

B154 Story: I Amad and Ni Suroja.

B155 Scene: everyday life. Temple by stream.

B156 Story: I Amad deceived by Siti Beregedab.

B157 Scene: boys bathing the water buffalo.

B157.1 Story: Bhima Suarga: Bhima in Hell.

B157.2 Story: I Amad and Ni Suroja.

B711.17 Scene: people hunting.

Haks 197

Haks 260 Tantri lion and bull

Haks 266

Haks 348

Haks 379

Haks 388