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Men making offerings
Place of Origin: Indonesia, Ubud, Bali
Date: March 1938
Materials: ink on paper
Dimensions: H. 9 1/2 in x W. 12 3/4 in; H. 24.1 cm x W. 32.4 cm (image); H. 14 1/8 in x W. 17 3/8 in, H. 35.9 cm x W. 44.1 cm (matted)
Credit Line: Gift of David Salman and Walter Jared Frost
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Prints And Drawings
Object Number: 2016.295
On Display: No

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Inscriptions: Inscription on back with description in Balinese of drawing as well as a dedication from Lempad's son to Margaret Mead (Mrs. Bateson) from Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead collection translation in Indonesian reads:

"yang duduk dipinggir sedang menusuk sate. Yang ditengah mencincang daging memekai parang dand beralaskan (dialasi) telenan. Yang berdiri sedang menancapkan sate. Daun kelapa yang diyalin itu dianmakan (disebut) kelabang. Itu gunanya agar tidak kepanasan."

Translation: The one who is seated to the side is spearing sate. The one in the middle is chopping it with a knife on a cutting board. The standing one is stabbing sate [into the offering]. Coconut leaves that were changed in this way [woven?] were called kelabang. It was used to prevent overheating.

Inscriptions: Inscription on back with description in Balinese of drawing as well as a dedication from Lempad's son to Margaret Mead (Mrs. Bateson) from Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead collection translation in Indonesian reads:

"yang duduk dipinggir sedang menusuk sate. Yang ditengah mencincang daging memekai parang dand beralaskan (dialasi) telenan. Yang berdiri sedang menancapkan sate. Daun kelapa yang diyalin itu dianmakan (disebut) kelabang. Itu gunanya agar tidak kepanasan."

Translation: The one who is seated to the side is spearing sate. The one in the middle is chopping it with a knife on a cutting board. The standing one is stabbing sate [into the offering]. Coconut leaves that were changed in this way [woven?] were called kelabang. It was used to prevent overheating.