Image: High Priest and Bull: Balinese paintning E74523C

High Priest and Bull: Balinese paintning E74523C

Detail: Bull and a dog. This ider-ider painting, about five meters long, dates to the early 20th century, and is probably from a palace in Gianyar District, Bali. Size 61 x 510cm.

Explanation:
An ider-ider painting in Bali is designed to be hung under the eaves of a pavilion in a palace temple. It is wrapped around the outside of the pavilion and the story is normally presented in a series of scenes from left to right. Scenes may be presented in the reverse order when the painting is used for rituals associated with death or when hung in a pura dalem, death temple.
 

Photographer:
Howard Hughes
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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