The History and Genealogy of Javanese Kings of the Mataram Dynasty

The History and Genealogy of Javanese Kings of the Mataram Dynasty

About 1830
Locale
Java
Country
Indonesia
Style/Tradition
Islamic Sultanate Style
manuscript
ink, color and gold on European paper (European leather binding of later date)
Asian Art Association Achievement Award in honor of Bj Averitt with additional support from the Volunteer Endowment Fund
1994.75
. The History and Genealogy of Javanese Kings of the Mataram Dynasty. About 1830. ink, color and gold on European paper (European leather binding of later date). Asian Art Association Achievement Award in honor of Bj Averitt with additional support from the Volunteer Endowment Fund. 1994.75.
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Dimensions
height: 16.75 in, 42.5450 cm; width: 10 7/8 in, 27.6225 cm; depth: 1.5 in, 3.8100 cm
Inscription
"Eigedom van G. Roorda Fzn. the Leia" - ink on first blank page
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

The History and Genealogy of Javanese Kings of the Mataram Dynasty
Indonesia, Java
early 1800s
Ink, color and gold on European paper, European binding of later date
Asian Art Association Achievement Award in honor of Bj Averitt
1994.75

This richly illuminated Javanese genealogical chronicle is an early copy of the original, which formed part of the court collection of the Pakualam royal house, established in 1812 in Yogyakarta, central Java.   The manuscript comprises three distinct texts: a historical review of each of the kings of the Mataram dynasty since its founding in 1578, a genealogical chart displaying one of the two lines of descent of the Javanese kings that dates back fifty-eight generations to Adam, and a historical poem that chronicles events in the kingdom of Mataram between 1703 and 1705.  The 143 page manuscript is written in fine calligraphic hand with elaborately colored decoration.