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Balinese people The Burning of the God of Love [Smaradahana]
palm-leaf manuscript [lontar]
[Smaradahana: palm leaf manuscript] second half 19th century Description: a poem [kekawin] in the form of an illustrated palm-leaf manuscript [prasi] in praise of Kama the god of love
Place made: Buleleng palace [Puri Buleleng], Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: drawings, manuscripts, palm leaf, ink, pigments, gold leaf, wood, cord and Chinese coin; incising, painting, gilding
Primary Insc: Text in Old Javanese language in Balinese script
Dimensions: palm leaves 5.3 h x 49.5 w cm box 7.0 h x 52.8 w x 8.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1994
Accession No: NGA 94.1234.1-2