The collection of O‘ong Maryono and Rosalia Sciortino
Mr. O'ong Maryono (1953-2013) was a well-known Indonesian Pencak Silat master. He not only did extensive research about martial arts but also shared with his wife, Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, an Italian medical anthropologist and development sociologist, adoration for glass paintings.
With the love for the country’s diversity and attracted by the bright colors of Indonesian glass paintings, they built a wonderful collection. Rosalia Sciortino bought the first glass paintings in 1986 in Yogyakarta and in 1989 in Magelang, Central Java. The majority of this collection was made between 1993 and 2001 when they resided in Indonesia and had the opportunity to visit many villages and collect old works.
In 2006, they donated 68 glass paintings to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.