Title Pengantin Jawa/Javanese marriage couple
Time 1970 Circa
Time Acquisition 1996
Place Magelang-Jogjakarta Rd, Jumoyo, Salam, Magelang, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Gito Antique Shop, Magelang-Jogjakarta Rd, Jumoyo, Salam, Magelang, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year Birth-Death)
Size 30cm x 40cm
Rituals (Marriage)
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 A pair of bride and groom at the marriage ceremony.

Marriage couples are popular subjects in glass paintings from Central Java. They refer to “pengantin Loro Blonyo” sculptures made of wood or terracotta as a symbol of prosperity and harmony. The sculptures represent Dewi Sri, the goddess of fertility, protector of rice, and her consort Raden Sadhono. Dewi Sri is a Javanese adaptation of the Indian goddess of Sri Devi, the female form of Vishnu and goddess of prosperity, fertility and beauty.  The pair of sculptures are placed in the house to emphasize harmony and foster prosperity and fertility. The glass paintings with the pair of bride and groom convey the same meanings.