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Balinese painting of Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter
Balinese painting of Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter
A red-toned modern Balinese painting depicts Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter. Swooping above moonlit waves and an open-mouthed fish in the sea, Hanuman carries the beautiful mermaid in his outstretched arms. Hanuman's and the mermaid's faces are...
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Cremation tower and bull figure in procession at Brahman's funeral
Cremation tower and bull figure in procession at Brahman's funeral
A nine roof tier cremation tower and large bull figure (seen from behind) approach each other in procession at a Brahman's funeral on July 23, 1986. It requires over 100 men to carry each figure to the cremation grounds. Spectators surround the procession...
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Dancer wears golden deer costume in Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta
Dancer wears golden deer costume in Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta
A Javanese dancer wears a golden deer costume in a Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's eyes are visible through an oval window opening cut into the neck of the deer costume. The dancer's arms and legs form the four legs of the deer....
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Demon disguised as old man in Javanese Ramayana dance at Yogyakarta
Demon disguised as old man in Javanese Ramayana dance at Yogyakarta
The demon king Ravana disguises himself as an old man in a Javanese dance performance of the Ramayana at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in July 1986. Two dancers are used to represent the chronological transformation of the demon who arrives to trick Rama's unsuspecting...
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Demon Ravana and eagle king Sadayu battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Demon Ravana and eagle king Sadayu battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The demon king Ravana and the eagle king Sadayu battle in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. Here Sadayu's outstretched right wing hits the back of Ravana who, while standing hunched after the blow, swings his sword across his own chest back toward...
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The eagle king
In The Ramayana, page 2.10
A dancer costumed as the eagle king Sadayu stands tall and flaps his wings in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's feathered costume is a textured blue fabric with a painted wooden head and gold crown. The carved bird head has wide round...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Eagle king Sadayu flapping wings in dance performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Eagle king Sadayu flapping wings in dance performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A dancer costumed as the eagle king Sadayu stands tall and flaps his wings in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's feathered costume is a textured blue fabric with a painted wooden head and gold crown. The carved bird head has wide round...
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Eagle king Sadayu wounded in battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Eagle king Sadayu wounded in battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The eagle king Sadayu is wounded in battle. The Javanese dancer in a bright blue bird costume lies on the floor in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The costume includes a carved, blue painted bird head with a god crown, and a full-body costume...
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Hanuman charms Ravana's mermaid daughter
In The Ramayana, page 4.12
A red-toned modern Balinese painting depicts Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter. Swooping above moonlit waves and an open-mouthed fish in the sea, Hanuman carries the beautiful mermaid in his outstretched arms. Hanuman's and the mermaid's faces are...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman figure on float at Independence Day parade, August 17, 1986 in Peliatan, Bali
Hanuman figure on float at Independence Day parade, August 17, 1986 in Peliatan, Bali
A fuzzy white Hanuman figure stands atop a float at the Indonesian Independence Day parade on August 17, 1986 in Peliatan, Bali. Hanuman is standing on, and fighting with, a red serpent whose long neck projects upward from the float. Small Indonesian flags...
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Hanuman finds Sita in the forest
In The Ramayana, page 3.6
The monkey god Hanuman finds Sita and a female companion in this modern Balinese painting photographed at Denpasar, Bali, in August 1986. All the characters are dressed in flowing Balinese-style royal clothes and crowns. Flowers, over-sized butterflies, and...
By Lorraine Aragon.
The hunt
In The Ramayana, page 2.8
A Javanese dancer playing Rama pursues another dancer wearing the costume of a golden deer in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. A Javanese dancer wears a golden deer costume in a Ramayana performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. The dancer's eyes are...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Javanese Rama dancer pursues golden deer in performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Javanese Rama dancer pursues golden deer in performance at Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A Javanese dancer playing Rama pursues another dancer wearing the costume of a golden deer in a performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. Here Rama walks with his arrow drawn across his bow while the deer, really a demon sent to lure him away from Sita, is seen...
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Kneeling Hanuman approaches standing Sita in painting displayed at Denpasar, Bali
Kneeling Hanuman approaches standing Sita in painting displayed at Denpasar, Bali
The monkey god Hanuman finds Sita and a female companion in this painting photographed at Denpasar, Bali, in August 1986. In this modern Balinese painting, Hanuman kneels at the standing Sita's feet and shows her the ring he has brought from Rama as a sign...
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Large crowd watches huge cremation tower at funeral for high-ranked Balinese
Large crowd watches huge cremation tower at funeral for high-ranked Balinese
A large crowd watches a golden cremation tower at the July 23, 1986 funeral for a high-ranked Balinese related to Ubud royalty. The several story high cremation tower has nine roof tiers indicating Brahman or priest status, uplifted wings (symbolizing the...
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Rama and Sita in wooden puppet performance of Ramayana at Yogyakarta
Rama and Sita in wooden puppet performance of Ramayana at Yogyakarta
Rama and Sita figures converse in the foreground during a wooden puppet performance of the Ramayana at Yogyakarta in July 1986. A third puppet listens in the background at right. The faces of the wooden puppets are carefully painted, and the bodies are dressed...
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The Ramayana
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Red and gold lion cremation figure
Red and gold lion cremation figure
A red and gold lion cremation figure is on display in Bali. Families spend large sums to acquire beautiful figures in which to place their deceased relatives during cremations. Its bright color scheme, open fanged mouth, and protruding round eyes are reminiscent...
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Sadayu gives Sita's ring to Rama and Laksman in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Sadayu gives Sita's ring to Rama and Laksman in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The eagle king Sadayu gives Sita's ring to Rama and Laksman in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. In this dance, Sadayu approaches Rama and Laksman on the ground as he has been mortally wounded. Rama and Laksman kneel and bow at the same height...
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Spectators watch funeral procession of serpent figure and royal umbrellas
Spectators watch funeral procession of serpent figure and royal umbrellas
Spectators, both locals and foreign tourists, watch the funeral procession as a colorful red serpent figure and two royal purple and gold umbrellas are carried by. Men with matching yellow knit shirts and white headscarfs carry the undulating red serpent figure...
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