Stone Painting



Date: Megalithic Age
Origins: Found in Palembang, South Sumatra
Category: Stone
Dimensions: 1. 162 cm; W. 127 cm; Thick 45 cm

This was originally the partition wall between the two parallel chambers of a double stone conffin. The surface of the wall has been decorated with an illustration of a three-fingered hand, a bull’s eye. The depiction of a bull with a person is closely related to the concept of ancestral worship and the painting was probably meant to bless the deceased on his or her wayto the spirit world.