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Carved and painted wooden figure. Pair with 2903/55; together the pair is a traditional wedding couple known as Loro Blonyo. This figure is the male, who wears a round gold and black hat with a pointed gold knob on top of it which sits just above his ears. The figure has two ears on each side: the top portion of the ear is very pointy and rests on a more human lower ear. His eyebrows and pupils are painted black. There is a round black bun on the back of his head. The man’s skin is yellow. He wears a blue jacket with wide lapels. The buttons and other detailing on the jacket are painted gold. His hands rest on his thighs. His lower body is enveloped in a red skirt with an incised pattern. The form and position of his lower body is obscured by the skirt but he appears to be in a seated position. There is a hole on the bottom of the object suggesting it is hollow.

Iconographic Meaning

Loro Blonyo is a personification of the deity Dewi Sri and her brother Sadono. Dewi Sri, the rice goddess, and Sadono are associated with fertility and prosperity.

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