Comb, Java or Bali – SOLD

Comb in the Form of Dewi Sri, Rice Goddess
Java or Bali, Indonesia
Wood, Bronze Wire
20th C.
10” H x 6” W
25 cm H x 15 cm W
Provenance:  Ex.  Clive Loveless
A highly stylized, beautifully executed interpretation of the pre-Hindu and pre-Islam era goddess, Sri.  The goddess is identified with Lakshmi as both goddess’s are believed to have sovereignty over rice and fertility – life, birth and prosperity. Today, Dewri Sri is extensively worshipped on the islands of Java and Bali.

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