Collection Number 157
Title Gatot Kaca
Time 1975 Circa
Time Acquisition 1994
Place Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Antique shop, Parangritis Rd., Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Size 39cm x 30cm
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 Gatot Kaca (or Ghatotkacha) is a character in the Mahābhārata epic and the son of Bhima and the giantess Hidimbi (sister of Hidimba). His maternal parentage made him half-Rakshasa (giant), and gave him many magical powers that made him an important fighter in the Kurukshetra war, the climax of the epic. He got his name from his head, which was hairless and shaped like a pot.