Vintage Chinese Coin Statue

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Dewi Sri: The Goddess Of Rice

1920’s Balinese statue made of wood, covered with kepeng Chinese coins.

In Bali, Dewi Sri is the consort of Winsu, the God of sustenance. Because rice is so important to the Balinese, she is given the specific function of the rice goddess. There is a shrine for offerings to her beside every rice field in Bali. Dewi Sri is often depicted flying to indicate her beneficent blessing of crops the whole island over.

*Statue has broken corner piece of it’s crown and coin.

Description

Dewi Sri: The Goddess Of Rice

1920’s Balinese statue made of wood, covered with kepeng Chinese coins.

In Bali, Dewi Sri is the consort of Winsu, the God of sustenance. Because rice is so important to the Balinese, she is given the specific function of the rice goddess. There is a shrine for offerings to her beside every rice field in Bali. Dewi Sri is often depicted flying to indicate her beneficent blessing of crops the whole island over.

*Statue has broken corner piece of it’s crown and coin.

Additional information

Origin

Bali, Indonesia

Date

1920's

Dimensions

13.5" x 4.5" x 2.5" With Stand 15" x 4.5" x 3.25"


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