Hinduism and its communication in Sanskrit language came to be dearly embraced in Java. Many Hindu temples were built, including Prambanam near Yogyakarta and Hindu kingdoms flourished in the 6th and 7th centuries. Although Javanese substantially converted to Islam during the 15th century and afterwards, substantial elements of Hindu (and pre-Hindu) customs and beliefs persist among Javanese today.
Height: 16.5cm, 6.5 in
Width: 9 cm, 3.5 in
Period: Late 18th – Early 19th Century
Provenance: Antique Dealer, Yogyakarta