Important near Lifesize Stone head of Majahapit Kingdom, 14th. century
A rare and beautiful female stone head from Majahapit Kingdom, Java, Indonesia, ca. 14th. century AD. The head with refined and serene features, inspired by both Hindu and Buddist art of the period. The head is possible rendering a Royal Court Lady during the height of the Kingdom.
Size: 27 cm. tall, 22 cm wide and 20 cm. deep
Weight: ca. 12 kilograms
Ex. Old Swedish Private Collection
An Indianized kingdom, Majapahit was the last of the major Hindu empires of the Malay archipelago and is considered one of the greatest states in Indonesian history. Its influence extended over much of modern-day Indonesia and Malaysia though the extent of its influence is the subject of debate. Based in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1520, its greatest ruler was Hayam Wuruk, whose reign from 1350 to 1389 marked the empire's peak when it dominated kingdoms in Maritime Southeast Asia (present day Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines).