Prince Panji statue from Java
A SYMBOL OF TRUE LOVE
This statue was hand carved in stone as per ancient techniques by local artisans on the island of Java, made in tribute to Panji, a legendary Javanese prince.
The tales about Panji date back to the 12th century, telling the story of Panji’s search for his beloved Princess Candra Kirana, before the two lovers were happily reunited. During the Majapahit empire from the 14th to 15th centuries, the stories became extremely popular, spreading from Java to Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Sumatra. Over time they became one of the most popular forms of literature in Southeast Asia.