|Place||Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia|
|Place of Acquisition||From painter, Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia|
|Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
||Sulasno (Wonosari 1957 – )|
|Size||25cm x 25cm|
|Current Location||Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) Permanent Exhibition “Indonesian Glass Paintings: The Collection of O‘ong Maryono and Rosalia Sciortino”
Link: http://www.vme.org.vn/permanent-exhibitions/ tranh-kinh-indonesia-en-us/
|Description||Decorative portray of buto (“giants”) that often appear in shadow puppets (wayang) plays. In various temples buto statues (Dwarapala) are used at the entrance to guard the temple such as in Singosari (East Java, see picture below).
The idea for the painting was provided by the late O’ong Maryono with the plan to realize small decorative paintings to give to friends.