Image: Pan and Men Brayut story, Balinese painting E74195B

Pan and Men Brayut story, Balinese painting E74195B

Scenes with bringing water and feeding children.

This painting, nearly 4 meters long, is known in Bali as an ider-ider, 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.


Painting probably made by artist Kumpi Mesira in about 1900. Size: 23 x 380cm
 

Photographer:
Emma Furno
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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