Majapahit pottery head, ancient Java, 15th century
Majapahit terracotta head of a lady with tall hairstyle, large disks applied to her ears.
The Majapahit Empire controlled vast areas of South East Asia in the 14th-15th century from their kingdom in East Java.
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