Antique Khmer Style Bronze Bayon Standing Shiva Statue and Yoni - 59cm/24"
Measures (Height) 59cm/24"
An antique Khmer style ten arm Shiva statue in the Bayon style. Standing in samapada with his arms radiating around him and clad in a short sampot with fishtail pleat and jeweled sash, the face with wide features surmounted by a cylindrical headdress.
In his ten hands he holds a Trident, lotus bud, male beads, conch shells, Kalasha, dagger, book, chakra and various other items. His softly contoured face with indigenous characteristic has a serene downcast expression, with heavy-lidded eyes, arched eyebrows carved in relief meet in the middle above a well-shaped broad nose, and wide lips with an insipid smile are framed by a second incised line.
The head is covered in tightly braided woven hair, enhanced by a cylindrical-shaped 'Chignon' style topknot, secured by a ribbon.
The sculpture is mounted on a Yoni. A symbol of fertility and energy and an iconic representation of the Hindu deity, Shiva.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
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A deity of contradictions, Shiva the Destroyer, has a tumultuous history which is reflective of his many responsibilities and characterisations. His importance over the universe, but also his personality, make him a popular choice in Hindu art.