Holy water for the ricefields

I Nyoman Reneh Painting - all, active 1932 - 1942, 26 works

Painted in Batuan - Dated 1936 to 1938

Scenes of the cycle of rice growing, including burning the harvested field, keeping buffalo in fallow fields, ploughing and flooding the fields. A key part of this narrative is the recurring figure of a pamangku (temple priest) who is sprinkling holy water on the field, illustrating the link between agriculture and religion. This work is only known through illustration in an article, and has been lost.