B601, AMNH 70.3/4200 Story of the kelesih

Ida Bagus Nyoman Raka Ceti, active 1936 - 1990, 58 works

Painted in Batuan - Dated 21 Feb 1939

Story of the kelesih; humans and animals track down an ant-eater -- "Three scenes: Satua kelesih, Satua Raden Galuh & bojog, men hunting"
Bateson card entry has Tantri, but 1943 exhibit list give 'kelesih' title (kelesih is an ant-eater), which clearly indicates the central figure in this forest scene. The AMNH entry has the date of '21 Feb 1939, whereas the card entry has 2/3/36. The latter date seems more likely, since Ceti's early works were much rougher in their execution.
50.3 cm x 49.7 cm
ink on paper