Majapahit house, high relief pottery tile fragment, 15th century
Majapahit terracotta fragment depicting a hut in a landscape.
8x10cm, with stand 14cm high
The Majapahit Empire controlled vast areas of South East Asia in the 14th-15th century from their kingdom in East Java.This fragment would have been part of a large frieze of tiles, used to decorate important public buildings like temples. The surviving pocket of this culture can be found on the island of Bali, where their art form can still be seen.
Provenance: Old Australian Collection, 20th century