Idealized Portrait of a Noble or Saint

Majapahait Culture, East Java

High-fired terracotta

14th-15th Century

Acquired from a French Collection

5.5 x 4 in/14 x 10 cm


A sensitive and refined depiction of a nobleman with god-like qualities. The terracotta is high-fired and as such, holds a exceptionaly fine line. It displays what is probably a river patina.