Suhita or Soheeta was a Javanese queen regnant and the sixth monarch
of the Majapahit empire, ruling from 1429 to 1447. She was the
daughter of Wikramawardhana,:242 her predecessor, by a concubine
who was the daughter of Wirabhumi, who was killed in the Paregreg
civil war with Wikramawardhana. She was succeeded by her brother,
Damarwulan legend is associated with her reign, as it involves a
maiden queen (Prabu Kenya in the story), and during Suhita's reign
there was a war with
Blambangan as in the legend.
A notable monumental sculpture found in
Tulungagung Regency, East Java
has been identified by some authors as of Suhita. She is dressed in
royal attire, including ear pendants, necklaces, bracelets, anklets,
and pendants hung from several girdles. In her right hand, she holds a
lotus bud, which symbolized deceased royalty in transformation.
^ Cœdès, George (1968). The Indianized states of Southeast Asia.
University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824803681.
^ Claire Holt. Art in Indonesia: Continuities and Change. Ithaca:
Cornell UP, 1967, p. 276.
^ Jan Fontein, R. Soekmono, and Satyawati Suleiman. Ancient Indonesian
Art of the Central and Eastern Javanese Periods, New York: Asia
Society Inc., 1971, p. 146-147.
Monarch of Majapahit Empire
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