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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1859,1228.171

  • Description

    Figure (Mamaki). Female partner of Ratnasambhava, with lotus and right hand in the gesture of giving. Carved of volcanic stone.

  • Date

    • 1268-1280
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Indian
      • Inscription Position

        back plate
      • Inscription Translation

        Lady Māmakī
  • Curator's comments

    Zwalf 1985

    The five Dhyāni Buddhas also had female partners, and one of them, Māmakī, appears here, with lotus and right hand in the gesture of giving, as in recent Nepalese drawing. The identifying inscription in Indian characters reads 'Lady Māmakī'; the style both of the characters and the carving associates the sculpture with revived Indian influence during the Singasāri period (1222-92).Jan Fontein wrote The Sculpture of Java that Stamford Raffles visited Candi Jago in 1815, and while he did not mention the temple in his History of Java, there is a fanciful picture of the sculpture in the volume.Register says:Sandstone figure of a goddess seatded cross legged on an oval lotus throne, holding a lotus in left-hand. A slab of sandstone at the back inscribed Bhavri Bamaki. The first word is uncertain, the letter being broken, and it may be uninteded for Bhavari. The figure rather resembles Lakshmi. Found near Singa Sari, Java. Raffles Collection. Pl66.ho.1

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  • Bibliography

    • Zwalf 1985 271 bibliographic details
    • Fontein et al 1990 cat.no.21 bibliographic details
    • Pemberton 2002 page 80. bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1859,1228.171

COMPASS Title: Stone figure of Mamaki

Unknown

COMPASS Title: Stone figure of Mamaki

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