AM E074164 Arjuna Metapa

Date painted: after 1900

Arjuna's meditation

Iconography standard for this scene. Top: 9 dedari on the way to the mountain. Bottom: they wash and prepare for the seduction, there now appear to be 16! Presumably some are shown both washing and drying. In the centre the attempted seduction. (there are probably more than one scenes here but I can't be sure on small slide) possibly some dedari are shown approaching. The animals on the top of Arjuna's cave are a nice touch [ref LC]

139 by 128 cm
On Balinese Cloth [ref reg] Medium Balinese cloth [ref LC]

Painted at: Kamasan village

Collection of the Australian Museum

Previously in the Anthony Forge Collection

Depicts: Arjunawiwaha