Collection Number 55
Title Buraq/Bouraq
Time 1970 circa
Time Acquisition 1994
Place Jl Pemuda, Muntilan, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Gito Antique Shop, Magelang-Jogjakarta Rd, Jumoyo, Salam, Magelang, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Sastradiharjo, called Sastrogambar (Muntilan 1915-1984)
Size 53cm x 43cm
Islam (Bouraq)
Current Location Bangkok, Thailand (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’.

The Bouraq is a motif from the Middle East/Arab countries that arrived in Indonesia through calendars and other printed material by people traveling from there. It has become a common motif in glass paintings especially those from East Java.

The painter Sastrogambar is the older brother of Maryono –another well-known painter of glass paintings.