Collection Number 90
Title Buraq tiduran/Sleeping Bouraq
Time 1985 circa
Time Acquisition 1994
Place Madura
Place of Acquisition Junaedi Antique Shop, Martadinata Rd., Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 41cm x 31cm
Islam (Bouraq)
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’.

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. Differently from other Bouraq paintings, this portrays the Bouraq sleeping and not while flying as most common.

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