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The Chronicles of La Galigo (SOLD) Print

dadi setiyadi

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Size: 78.7 W x 78.7 H x 2.4 D in

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Myth from Sulawesi, known as the longest epic story in the world, more than Greek Mythology story. Tells the epic myth of creation, the human tour guide navigates the sea of life, relating to other people's lives, kings and gods. This epic in Bugis society evolved largely through oral tradition and are still sung on the occasion of the important traditional Bugis. This saga written version of the earliest preserved in the 18th century, where previous versions have been lost due to insects, climate or destruction. Consequently, there is no version Galigo definitive or exhaustive, but the parts that have been preserved 6,000 pages or 300,000 lines of text, making it one of the greatest literary works in the world. Source : - Laocoon, by Hagesandros,Athenedoros,and Polydoros (40 BC) - The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, 1830. - Letusan gunung Merapi di malam hari, by Raden Saleh, 1865 - The Chronicles of La Galigo : Sureq Galigo or La Galigo is an epic creation myth of the Bugis from South Sulawesi, written down in manuscript form between the 18th and 20th century in the Indonesian language Bugis, based on an earlier oral tradition. It has become known to a wider audience mostly through the theatrical adaptation I La Galigo by Robert Wilson. The poem is composed in pentameters and relates the story of humanity's origins but serves also as practical everyday almanac. It evolved mostly through oral tradition and is still sung on important occasions. The earliest preserved written versions date back to the 18th century, earlier ones have been lost due to insects, climate or destruction. Consequently, there is no complete or definite version of Galigo but the preserved parts amount to 6,000 pages or 300,000 lines of text, making it one of the largest works of literature. The original Buginese, in which also the production is sung, is now only understood by fewer than 100 people but so far only parts of it have been translated into Indonesian and no complete English language version exists either. The majority of La Galigo manuscripts still extant can be found in Indonesia and the Netherlands. Leiden University Library keeps one of the most valuable manuscripts. The Leiden manuscript consists of twelve volumes and relates the first part of the long Buginese epic. This largest coherent La Galigo fragment in the world was written in Makassar at the request of the theologian and scholar B.F. Matthes (1818–1908). In 1847 Matthes entered the service of the Netherlands Bible Society to study Buginese and Makassarese with the purpose of translation the Bible in those languages. The text was written by Colliq Pujié (Arung Pancana Toa), Queen-mother of Tanete, a small kingdom in South Sulawesi. The manuscript is now part of the collection Indonesian manuscripts of the Netherlands Bible Society, given on permanent loan to the Leiden University Library since the years 1905-1915. In 2012, together with another La Galigo manuscript, held in Makassar, the Leiden manuscript is now included in UNESCO's Memory of the World (MOW) Register as the second document from Indonesia after Negarakertagama in 2008 to earn the acknowledgement.

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Size:10 W x 10 H x 0.1 D in

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I'm full time artist, working as a painter and sculptor. I'm interesting to learning cultural diversity, that hope I can find some similarity inside, proofing that all culture in the world are came from one single source..

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