Comb in the Form of Dewi Sri, Rice Goddess

Indonesia

Wood, Bronze Wire

20th C.

10” H x 6” W
25 cm H x 15 cm W
 
Provencance:  Ex.  Clive Lovelace

$1200

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.