Triad

Triad

early 900s

Volcanic stone

Overall: 66 cm (26 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1948.459

Description

This group has been linked to a temple dedicated to Shiva in Central Java. Its name, Loro Jonggrang, meaning "Slender Maiden," refers to the image of the warrior goddess Durga on the temple, which local legend links to the form of a princess cursed to be turned into stone.

The highly porous stone is the distinctive material used to construct temples on the volcanic islands of Indonesia.

See also
Collection: 
Javanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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