Madjapahit head, Java, XIV-XVth century


Period:Madjapahit, XIV-XVth century

Media:stone (andesite)


The Majapahit empire was the last of the major Hindu empires of the Malay archipelago and is considered one of the greatest states in Indonesian history. The center was based in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500, peking with the reign of Hayam Wuruk, from 1350 to 1389.

Note the quite interesting detail of the coiffure in the back, that can be interpreted as an abstract face.

Collection of Pastor H. Maas, The Netherlands