AM E076405 Swarga

Mangku Mura (1920–1999)

Story of Jaratkaru from the Adiparwa

PJW: I need to check the story of Jarat Karu before I can identify the scenes in this painting. The story is to be found in the Adiparwa (Juynboll’s text pp23 - 29) In any case the painting is dominated by depictions of the punishments of hell (swarga) administered by Yama — a subject in which Balinese painting displays a great interest [ref PW 2005]

155 by 135 cm
Ink drawing on cotton cloth [ref reg]

Painted at: Kamasan village

Collection of the Australian Museum

Previously in the Anthony Forge Collection

Depicts: Adiparwa

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