Image: Balinese Painting E95376

Balinese Painting E95376

Painting, washed pen and ink on paper, by Sanur artist Ida Made Gatra. Subject: This painting, exceptional for its quality and subject matter, illustrates the Tantri story of the turtle who wanted to fly. He persuaded two birds to carry him up on a stick held by his teeth, but when he was in the air, dogs laughed at him causing him to open his mouth and fall to his death.

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