Collection Number 118
Title Burung dengan Ayat/Bird with Calligraphy
Time 1980 Circa
Time Acquisition n.a
Place Madura, East Java, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Junaedi Antique Shop, Martadinata Rd., Bondowoso, Bondowoso, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 45cm x 37cm
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 The bird portrayed with various verses (ayat) is meant to protect against evil deeds and spirits, according to Madurese culture. This kind of paintings would be usually placed inside the house on top of the entrance

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