The collection comprises 18 albumen
photographs of Indonesian Buddhist temples at Borobudur and Prambanam by Kassian
Kassian Cephas was the first professional photographer native to Java. He had a studio in
Yogyakarta and was appointed painter and photographer to the court in 1871. He was a member
of the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology (Leiden) and the Dutch Archaeological
Union (Archaeologische Vereeniging) of Yogyakarta, which commissioned his photographic
campaigns at Prambanam and Borobudur.
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