'Mermaid', Javanese ritual figure, c 1840-1870.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

'Mermaid', Javanese ritual figure, c 1840-1870.

White, Ron

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A chimera, probably composed of monkey and fish elements and likely to have been made as a representation of Loro Kidul (consort of Lord Krishna in his first avatar as man-fish). It was used in rituals intended to bring large catches to Javanese fishermen.



Image Ref.


buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas