Indonesia-Java-Malang, Early 20th century
(L x W x D) : 17x18,5x14 cm
Wood, Natural pigments
Old Javanese character, Bima was born from the Wayang Kulit (shadow puppets theater). Heroic and very popular, he is one of the five sons of the king Pandu and the queen Kunti, one of his brother being thus the famous Ajurna, from the Mahabarata story.The five of them are the incarnation of a different divinity. As for Bima, he embodies the god of wind Bayu (who is also the spiritual father of Hanuman).Always fair in his decisions, he is good-hearted.