Collection Number 17
Title Buraq/Bouraq
Time 1985 Circa
Time Acquisition 1994
Place East Java
Place of Acquisition Junaedi Antique Shop, Jl. Martadinata, Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 44cm x 37cm
Islam (Buraq)
Current Location Palermo, Italy (Home)
Description The Bouraq is a flying creature with an animal body and a human head, which is told to have carried the Prophet Mohamed from the Mecca to Jerusalem in the night to meet Jesus and Moses before returning to the Mecca and then to heaven during the episode known as Isra and Miraj (meaning respectively in Arab ‘night-time journey’ and ‘ascension’).

A common motif in East Java, glass paintings with Buraq are often used to protect from evil. Similar paintings can also be found in other Arab countries.

Junaedi is a childhood’s friend of the late O’ong Maryono and his shop is across O’ong’s family house