Title: Wuku 14 – Mandasiya
Artist: Dadang Christanto
Medium: cast aluminium, enamel, gold leaf
Price: $ 4,900
Inscriptions: title and artist signature on the base.
Notes: these works are hollow cast aluminium ‘tabletop’ sculptures with a solid base, weighing approximately 2kg each. There are 30 heads in the series, each wuku corresponding to a day of the Javanese Pawukon calendar and containing relevant traditional imagery.
Mandasiya: Presided by a god named Brahma, strong personality, resolute, unable to control his anger, unforgiving. Has strong convictions, honoured and obeyed by others and able to protect the helpless. Patient, but uncontrollable when angry.