Subject:Re: Small Javanese ? brass container. How old ?
Posted By: Kartini Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Hello Steffen, a late reply.
It is a brass/bronze betel leaf container from Java. It was probably part of a set. It was made during the first half of the 20th century in the Wayang style. The Wayang style is based on the Javanese shadow puppet theatre. The plays are mostly based on the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Wayang character on this one is likely to be Arjuna, a hero from the Mahabharata, and favourite because of his noble character.