KETOET GEDE, SINGARAJA, SWINE STORY, A MAN IS BITTEN BY A BOAR

LOr. 3390-144, bottom

Drawing on Dutch paper, watermark Concordia, countermark VdL., 22 x 34.5 cm

A man holding a hind legs of a pig is bitten by a boar.
A text Balinese script in ink at the top says: “”hanak ngjuk cèlèng, tgor bangkal”, someone who is taking a pig is bitten by a castrated boar. According to I Ketut Suwidja, B.A., this scene refers to a peparikan sung in wayang and arja performances by a servant. The text runs as follows: “kaja kaja ka Kelungkung, kauh kauh ka Bulèlèng, dibi sanja maling bangkung, mara sauh jejegut cèlèng”, South to Klungkung, West to Bulèlèng, yesterday he stole a sow, today he is tripped up by a castrated boar.

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