Kala head (architectural element)

Historical period(s)
Majapahit period, 14th-15th century
Terracotta (earthenware)
H x W x D: 9 × 12.2 × 8 cm (3 9/16 × 4 13/16 × 3 1/8 in)
Indonesia, East Java, Trowulan
Credit Line
Gift of Price and Mattiebelle Gittinger
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Architectural Element, Ceramic

Figure: kala head

earthenware, Indonesia, Java, kala, Majapahit period (1292 - 1500)

From 1964 To 2017
Price and Mattiebelle Gittinger, Adamstown, Maryland, purchased in Trowulan, East Java, Indonesia. [1]

From 2017
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Price and Mattiebelle Gittinger, Adamstown, Maryland. [2]


[1] According to Dr. Mattiebelle Gittinger, she and her husband Price lived in Java between 1963 and 1965, and traveled through the eastern areas two or three times. She believes that they were in Trowulan in 1964 and that is where they purchased the piece from a shop. See Curatorial Remarks 1and 7 in the object record.

[2] See Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mattiebelle and Price Gittinger

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
F|S Southeast Asia
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