by Hayati Soebadio (editor)
"Kārttikeya, god of war, one of the sons of Śiva, was rarely depicted in ancient Java. The early classic statue has the crossed cords normally worn on the chest by young boys and rides Kumara's traditional mount, the peacock. Inscriptions dated between 1082 and 1372 have been found at Padag Lawas, Nomh Numarra among the ruins of ancient Buddhist buildings."
Courtesy: Art of Indonesia: Pusaka
from the collections of the National Museum, (Singapore: Periplus editions, 1992) page 75.