Collection Number 15
Title Masjid Syuhada dengan mobil/ Syuhada Mosque (Mosque of Martyrs) with car
Time Circa 1960
Time Acquisition 1995
Place Jl Pemuda, Muntilan, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Gito Antique Shop, Magelang-Jogjakarta Rd, Jumoyo, Salam, Magelang, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death) Sastradiharjo, called Sastrogambar (Muntilan 1915-1984)
Size 52cm x 40cm
Category (Sub-Category) Islam (Mosques)
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 Masjid Agung Syuhada Jogjakarta (Jogjakarta Great Mosque of Martyrs) with a car in front. Important mosques are a common theme of glass paintings from the 1920 onwards in the surroundings of Jogjakarta and the neighboring district of Muntilan in Central Java). In this case, the mosque is relatively new, but is important for its historical value signing the independence of Indonesia and the special status of Jogjakarta as a region. The construction to Masjid Agung Syuhada was started in 1950 by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX (who at the time was also Defense Minister) and was inaugurated on 1952. The mosque is a memorial to jogjakarta, the capital of the independence struggle and the new nation of Indonesia expressing the sanctity of the nationali. The painter Sastrogambar is the older brother of Maryono –another well-known painter of glass paintings