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The Kraton Kasepuhan is the oldest kraton (sultan's palace) in the Indonesian city of Cirebon. It is the residence of the Sultan of Kasepuhan.

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1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 Further reading

History[edit] It was built in 1447 and its architecture and interior are a blend of Sundanese, Javanese, Islamic, Chinese and Dutch styles. While the sultan still lives in the palace, several main sections are open to the public. Inside is a pavilion with white-washed walls dotted with blue-and-white Delft
Delft
tiles, a marble floor and ceiling hung with French chandeliers. The legacy of Majapahit
Majapahit
is preserved in its small pendopo on soft carved brick bases. The carvings on the pendopo columns are 1940s copy of the ancient originals. An innovation is the use of brackets branching out from the columns.[1] The main building features unusually tall pyramidal column bases. The ornament on the double braces of this building's pendopo tumpang sari ceiling are picked out by gilt. Another unusual feature in the eclectic complex is plaster and masonry columns feature a decoration that resembles reeding. Like other old sites around Cirebon, ceramics in walls are common here, although their use in the Kraton is more restrained.[2] The palace also has a somewhat neglected small museum with a restricted display of wayang, kris, cannon, furniture, Portuguese armour, and ancient royal clothes. In a separate nearby building the very elaborate Kereta Singabarong, a 17th-century gilded coach, may be seen along with a modern duplicate carriage used on official occasions. See also[edit]

Indonesia
Indonesia
portal

List of monarchs of Java Sultanate of Cirebon

References[edit]

^ Schoppert, P., Damais, S., Java
Java
Style, 1997, Didier Millet, Paris, pp. 48, ISBN 962-593-232-1 ^ Schoppert, P., Damais, S., Java
Java
Style, 1997, Didier Millet, Paris, p. 54, ISBN 962-593-232-1

Further reading[edit]

Turner, Peter (November 1995). Java. Melbourne: Lonely Planet. p. 229. ISBN 0-86442-314-4. 

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