Cover Material: Hardcover
Publisher: Chapter Publishing Indonesia
Publish Date: 2012-09-10
Author : Damais, Soedarmadji J. H.
ISBN-13: 9789798926297
English
Pages: 148

Description :

The Majapahit empire (13th to 16th century) was based in the contemporary regency of MojokertaEast JavaIndonesia. Majapahit reached its peak during the reign of Rajasanagarapopularly known as Hayam Wuruk (1350-1389). Some of the brick structures of the ancient city including the gateway temple and pools can be still be seen today around the village of Trowulan in Mojokertoreflecting the architecture that once defined the place. Besides stone statues and inscriptions this mighty kingdom also left testimonies of everyday life in the form of terracotta artifacts.
Not much is known about these artifacts and what is known is complicated by the many fakes and replicas found in the antique markets. Some of them are in the shapes of humans animals and mythological creatures. Their functions were diverse ranging from architectural elements to garden furniture and household utensils.
“Majapahit Terracotta” is a guide for collectors of Majapahit terracotta to enable them to better distinguish authentic pieces from fakes or replicas. It will provide readers with insight into the exciting variety of this little-known art form drawing upon selected items in the collection which the author has carefully assembled over the past thirty years.

Weight 1 kg

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