Collection Number 22
Title Mesjid Demak dan becak/Demak Mosque and becak
Time Circa 1960
Time Acquisition 1994
Place Pundong, Tirtoadi, Mlati, Sleman, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Place of Acquisition Gito Antique Shop, Magelang-Jogjakarta Rd, Jumoyo, Salam Magelang, Indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death) Kartodihardjo (Sleman 1912-n.d.)
Size 39cm x 29cm
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 Demak or Demak Great Mosque with a becak (tricycle) in front (a common theme of glass paintings from the 1920 onwards in the surroundings of Jogjakarta and the neighboring district of Muntilan, Central Java) Demak Great Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, located in the center town of DemakCentral JavaIndonesia. The mosque is believed to be built by the Wali Songo (“Nine Muslim Saints”) with the most prominent figure Sunan Kalijaga, during the first Demak Sultanate ruler, Raden Patah during the 15th century (see picture below). Quoted from