Title Kuda semberani/ Flying horse
Time 1960 Circa
Time Acquisition 1994
Place Sumenap, Madura, East Java, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Junaedi Antique Shop, Martadinata Rd., Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 42cm x 33cm
Folktales & Legends
Current Location Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) Permanent Exhibition “Indonesian Glass Paintings: The Collection of O‘ong Maryono and Rosalia Sciortino”
Link: http://www.vme.org.vn/permanent-exhibitions/ tranh-kinh-indonesia-en-us/
Description Kuda semberani or flying horses are part of Javanese mythology as transportation for influential figures. In Sumenap, Madura, they are particularly significant as it is believed that Jokotole, one of the authorities in the 14th century was carried around by a flying horse donated to him by his uncle. Jokotole’s horse is viewed as a supernatural being (mahluk gaib or mahluk halus) and believed to have lived hundreds of years and served other Sumenap royals.

Glass paintings with kuda semberani have mystical power and in the Madurese community in East Java are used to protect against evil.