Woman Meditating*
Woman Meditating*
Woman Meditating*
Woman Meditating*
Woman Meditating*
Woman Meditating*
Woman Meditating*

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The carving represents a kneeling figure intertwined with spiders and a scorpion. It was produced by one of the Balinese Master carvers of the 1930s, mostly likely Ida Bagus Njana. It depicts a woman meditating, possibly in a forest or a cemetery, and being tempted or haunted by myriads of poisonous creatures (snakes, scorpions and spiders) and evil spirits. These spirits are shown as the hand and limb of the dwellers of the underworld.

Freud Museum London



Woman Meditating*




panggal buaya wood


H 26.7 x W 6.5 x D 10 cm

Accession number

LDFRD 3084

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Anna Freud

Work type



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