figures (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved and painted wooden figure of Dewi Sri for rice harvest, salang, from one piece of wood. Top half of the figure depicts the goddess of rice, Dewi Sri, with the palms of her hands together and facing upwards in the sembah gesture, as far as her waist. She wears a crown, a necklace, epaulettes and two strips of clothing crossed over her chest, all integral to the carving and highlighted in paint, much of which remains only as traces. The lower part has been roughly carved into a post which has not been painted.

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