Collection Number 59
Title Hayam Wuruk
Time 1995
Time Acquisition 1995
Place Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition From painter, Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Sulasno (Wonosari 1957 – )
Size 100cm x 30cm
Category (Sub-Category) History
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 Hayam Wuruk became King of Majapahit Empire in 1350 with the title of Rajasanegara. Under his reign the Majapahit Empire reached its apex with good governance at all levels. The painting shows Hayam Wuruk traveling through his empire’s provinces to monitor matters. The royal caravan expedition in ox-carts with possibly hundreds of followers on foot started from the court of Majapahit on 8 September 1359 and covered 900 km over 2 months ( This painting is part of a series of two paintings (with #58). A set with the same design was exposed at the exhibition “Pameran Lukisan Kaca Sulasno”, which was held by Bentara Budaya Jogjakarta on 7-14 April 1993. A version without decorative leaves frame was exposed at the exhibition “Kaca-kaca Berlukisan Tradisi Jawa Tengah”, which was held by Bentara Budaya Jakarta on 1-5 September 1992.