Collection Number 113
Title Dasamuka
Time 1970 (17 August)
Time Acquisition 1998
Place Muntilan
Place of Acquisition Gito Antique Shop, Magelang-Jogjakarta Rd, Jumoyo, Salam Magelang, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
S. Darwa
Size 40 cm x 50 cm
Art (performance; wayang orang)
Current Location Palermo, Italy (Home)
Description Masked performance as Dasamuka or Ravana, an initially multi-headed raksasa (demon/giant) king of the island of Lanka, and the chief antagonist in the epic Ramayana, Dasamuka is the eldest son of sage Resi Wisrawa and Dewi Sukesi. He abducted Prince Rama’s wife, Sita and took her to his kingdom of Lanka. Rama, with the support of King Sukriva and his army of vanaras, launched an invasion to rescue her.

Ravana is widely portrayed as being an evil character, though he is also a learned scholar.