Diponegoro is Javanese aristocrat and leader in the 19th-century rebellion against the Dutch known as the Java War or Diponegoro’s War (1825–30). During those five years Diponegoro’s military accomplishments severely crippled the Dutch and earned for him a prominent place in the Indonesian nationalist list of heroes. His life story has been an inspiration to many leaders, historian and artists since.


  • Title: Prince Diponegoro
  • Creator: Raden Mas Sayid
  • Date Created: 1945/1950
  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia, 6.2088,106.8456
  • Provenance: Received as gift from Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
  • Type: Leather puppet, Shadow puppet, Wayang, Wayang Kulit
  • Medium: Buffalo leather, Watercolor mixed with adhesive

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