tray (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings)

Carved and painted wooden offering tray, kemara, for the god of infants, Sanghyang Rare Kumara, in the shape of a child lying on its stomach. The hair is carved in astyle parted in the middle and drawn into a bun at each side. On the underside of the figure is a carved, painted and gilded lotus figure, with floral and vegetal motifs extending up the sides. A square recess in the back to contain offerings, with strings of vegetal fibre, ijuk, attached by knots through apertures at each corner from which the receptacle is suspended.

to hand near the child while it sleeps

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