Kalinga Antique Shop, Jl. Parangritis 12A, Jogjakarta, DIJ, indonesia
Name Painter (Place and Year of Birth-Death)
71cm x 55cm
Palermo, Italy (Home)
This painting portrays the Mosque of the Prophet (Al-Masjid an-Nabawi) in Medina (‘The Enlightened City’) in Saudi Arabia. The mosque was built by Prophet Mohamed and is considered the second holiest pilgrimage and prayer site in Islam after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.
Both these two holy sites are a theme of Indonesian glass paintings, because of their significance in Islam and the believe that divine grace/barakah flows continuously.
The paintings are often reproduced from calendars, newspapers and photographs imported from Saudi Arabia during pilgrimage and the Haji, study or other purposes.
The writing in Arabic says: This is the Madinah Al-Munawwarah Mosque
(Old photo from https://www.pinterest.com/fatimaenam9/old-pics-of-makkah-and-madina/)