Ida Bagus Ketut Soenia (Geriah Poeseh, Sanur, b. ca. 1906-1990)
Ida Bagus Ketut Soenia (Geriah Poeseh, Sanur, b. ca. 1906-1990)

Tantric Scene

Details
Ida Bagus Ketut Soenia (Geriah Poeseh, Sanur, b. ca. 1906-1990)
Tantric Scene
Executed in, or before February 1937
Wash technique on paper, pencil and black ink framing lines.
19.5 x 27 cm.
Inscribed on the reverse, presumably by Gregory Bateson, with the artist's name and date of purchase: 'Id. Bg. Soenjah, Poeseh Sanoer Feb. 9.1937'.
The artist was the spiritual teacher of Ida Bagus Poegoeg. He became a priest (pedanda gede Oka Timbul) in Geria Poeseh in the 1960s, at which time he stopped working as a painter. Bateson & Mead collected thirteen works by the artist.
Provenance
Collection Bateson & Mead, Princeton University, New Jersey (on loan), inv. no. S-914, purchased: 9 February 1937.
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