Wood, pigment, gilt
19th/early 20th Century
Ex Private French Collection
6.75 in/ 17 cm
The Java Courts, kraton, though Islamic since the 15th Century, supported masked dramas of Hindu themes.
This character features a long refined nose, iconic for a hero, quite possibly depicting Prince Panji, who must struggle to recover his bride-to-be from a lustful demon.
Courtesy of Didier Claes, Brussels