Collection Number 105
Title Arabic calligraphy
Time 1950 circa
Time Acquisition 1998
Place Sumenap, Madura , East Java, indonesia
Place of Acquisition Edi Setiawan Antique Shop, Sumenap, Madura, East Java, indones
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 56cm x 45cm
Islam (Calligraphy)
Current Location Bangkok, Thailand (Home)
Description In this apotropaic composition (supposedly with the power to avert evil or bad luck) there are a number of Arabic calligraphies.

On the top banner carried by angels/bidadari is the writing in Arabic of Laa ilaaha illallah [“There is no God (Allah), but God (Allah)“.

In the centre is the prayer of Prophet Yunus Ibn Matta referred Yonah in English Verse (21:87):

“la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minadzolimin” (There is no god but Thou, glory be to Theesurely I am among the sinners/wrongdoers”).

In the two triangular banners under the circle are the names of the four archangels in Islam (and other Abrahamic religions). JIbril (Gabriel) the angel of revelation and Mikail (Micheal) the Archangel of mercy are on the left  side. While on the right side are the names of Isrofil (Raphael), the archangel who blows into the trumpet at the end time and Izroil, the archangel of death.

Finally, In the two corners is written “Allah (God)”

Glass paintings with such calligraphies and/or religious motifs –often with mystical significance—are placed in the house to protect the household.

Collection Number 159
Title Wayang didendong / Wayang on Charriot
Time 1998
Time Acquisition 1998
Place Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition From painter, Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Sulasno (Wonosari 1957 – )
Size 37cm x 30cm
Current Location Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) Permanent Exhibition “Indonesian Glass Paintings: The Collection of O‘ong Maryono and Rosalia Sciortino”
Link: tranh-kinh-indonesia-en-us/
Description Decorative painting on a scene from the shadow puppet performances with a female wayang being carried by Mataram Kingdom soldiers (no particular event)