This is a large ornate antique entablature that could have topped a doorway and most likely the was the top part of a series of wood carvings depicting the history of the world. S strength, the goddess came to him as Sridivi and crowned him king of the earth. She offered him a throne, a footstool and held a parasol over his head. This panel representing the part of the epic story showing the merriment and happiness of all around.
Becoming King of the earth. The patina on this piece is fantastic and colors and characters are very refined in their execution. This type of work is Pre-Dutch and celebrates the deities and their exploits. It is carved from a dense hardwood most likely mahogany weighing almost 9 lbs. It is large enough to span a doorway at 36 long, the height varies from 8- 12 and the depth is aprox 2.
The front is in excellent condition there is some rubbing on a couple of the faces which you can see in the pictures, there is a repair to a break at the top which you can only see on the back of the panel. From the front it would be a challenge to find -if you did not know where to look. There are no other checks or defects in this large wood carving all the rest truly in excellent condition. Considering the age of this carving the condition is quite good and nothing detracts from the presence of this piece. See the many photos for the condition and composition of this great piece of Antique Balinese Art.If you have a special request we will do our best to adjust the schedule to accommodate your schedule. Multiple items will be packaged in a single box only when possible without potential damage to an object. It is my intention to be as clear and accurate as possible. In the event I make an error, I will always do my best to remedy the situation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Seated on the celestial turtle, the earth-goddess nurtured life in her bountiful arms. She offered food and shelter to all. The devas, gods, admired her beauty; the asuras, demons, craved her wealth. They fought many a battle over her. Finally, under the leadership of. S strength, the goddess came to him as Sridevi and crowned him king of the earth. Sridivis sacred white elephants turned into clouds and sprinkled life-bestowing rain upon the earth, watering fields and pastures so that crops grew abundantly and cows gave plenty of milk. Wealth and power corrupted the demon-king.
Now, pleasure and comfort has weakened the god-king. Neither holds on to dharma for long. So saying, the goddess dissolved herself in the ocean of milk.Instantly a gloom descended upon the world: it no longer reverberated with song and dance. Weapons lost their power, gems their luster, men their vigor. Cows did not give milk, fields became barren, and trees bore neither flower nor fruit.
The cosmos became a desolate place bereft of joy and laughter. Sridevi is the spiritual world or energy, called the. The item "Large Carved Wood Entablature Panel Sridivi Favors Bali 19th c 36 91cm Balinese" is in sale since Tuesday, May 28, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "toronita1" and is located in Port Orange, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.