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Majapahit kingdom artifacts exhibited in Jakarta

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, September 27, 2018  /  02:17 pm
Majapahit kingdom artifacts exhibited in Jakarta

Bali: Pewaris Majapahit (Bali: Majapahit's Heir) is the result of a collaboration between Galeri Indonesia Kaya and Gubug Wayang Museum in East Java. (Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File)

Eight artifacts dating back to the Majapahit empire from 1293 to 1500 are being exhibited until Sunday at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta.

Titled Bali: Pewaris Majapahit (Bali: Majapahit's Heir), it honors the island as the empire's heir as it has consistently preserved the tradition and culture of its ancestors.

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Visitors marvel at some of the collections of 'Bali: Pewaris Majapahit' exhibition at Galeri Indonesia Kaya, Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta. Visitors marvel at some of the collections of 'Bali: Pewaris Majapahit' exhibition at Galeri Indonesia Kaya, Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta. (Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File)

Among the displayed objects are a sculpture of Agastya (Siwa Mahaguru), whose duty was to spread knowledge, a sculpture of a noble woman Raja Balia, a kris that was owned by one of the kings of Bali, ancient jewelry used during traditional ceremonies and kendi susu (milk jug) that were used in households at that time.

The event is a collaboration between Galeri Indonesia Kaya and Gubug Wayang Museum, which is located in East Java and collects other artifacts from the Majapahit era.

Often recognized as the largest pre-independence kingdom in the archipelago, Majapahit was centered in East Java. The kingdom consisted of people from different races and religions, although the major religion at the time was Hinduism. (wir/wng)