Collection Number 65
Title Macan Ali/Tiger Ali
Time 1996
Time Acquisition 1996
Place Gregesik Kulon, Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Present by Nano and Ratna Riantiarno (Theater Koma)
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
Rastika (Gregesik Kulon 1942 – 2014)
Size 61cm x 56cm
Islam (Calligraphy)
Current Location Palermo, Italy (Home)
Description The banner of Cirebon Sultanate is called “Macan Ali” with Arabic calligraphy arranged to resemble a panther or tiger. The calligraphy reads Laa ilaaha illallah [“There is no God (Allah), but God (Allah)]“

In a syncretistic manner, the painting combines Arabic/Islamic elements with Hindu ones as expressed in the tiger banner of the Pajajaran Sundanese King Siliwangi

Until his death in 2014, Rastika was the most known Indonesian glass painter. His son Kusdono is continuing his legacy.