Antique Style South Asia Bronze Apsara Linga / Lingnum - 23cm/9"
Measures (Height) 23cm/9"
A fine quality antique Khmer style bronze linga showing dancing Shiva. A a symbol of fertility and energy.
In traditional Indian society, the linga is rather seen as a symbol of the energy and potential of God, Shiva himself.
The Linga is decorated with a dancing Aspara, a tradition of Khmer linga.
The Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology a celestial nymph or celestial maiden.
Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. They are often the wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra. They dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men.
As caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of Norse mythology. As etherial beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to Angels.
Apsaras are said to be able to change their shape at will, and rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling. They are also associated with fertility rites.
The perfect traditional in appearance piece to bring serenity and timeless style to you garden, patio or sacred space.
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The Walking Buddha is a rare depiction and one of the least common positions of the Buddha as he is shown in physical motion. It is often said that he is travelling to or from Heaven in order to deliver a sermon.
As one of the main teachings of Buddha is to reject material attachments, this statue encourages the recognition of internal beauty and grace.