Head of a deity, Anonymous, 1425 - 1475

Head of a deity, Anonymous, 1425 - 1475

andesite, h 40.0cm × w 40.0cm × d 35.0cm. More details

This mysterious head probably comes from either Candi Sukuh or Candi Cetoh – two temples located high in the mountains between Central and East Java. The asymmetrical headgear is decorated with flowers or stars, while the face has the features of a warrior. The identity of the male figure is unknown; he may have played a role in a warrior cult or perhaps was associated with astrology.

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