Earl Drake: Uncovering the woman behind Majapahit
The Jakarta Post
JP/R. Berto Wedhatama“The central figure was this statue and it just mesmerized me.”
That is how Earl Drake, former Canadian ambassador to Indonesia, describes his discovery of Gayatri Rajapatni, a powerful and — as he puts it — forgotten woman of the Majapahit kingdom.
Seven years after his encounter with that 14th-century feat of artistry at Washington, D.C.’s Freer Galle...