Collection Number 104
Title Arabic calligraphy
Time 1970 circa
Time Acquisition 1998
Place Madura, East Java, indonesia
Place of Acquisition Present by friend and activist Julius SuryJulius R. Siyaranamual
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 30cm x 23cm
Islam (Calligraphy)
Current Location Bangkok, Thailand (Home)
Description In this apotropaic composition (supposedly with the power to avert evil or bad luck) the central Arabic calligraphy

says “Laa ilaaha illallah Muhamadun Rosululloh” [“There is no God (Allah), but God (Allah), and Muhammad is the emissary of Allah”]

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