Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Dattatreya Trimurthy Statue - 37cm/15"
Measurements Height 37cm/15"
An antique Java style standing bronze Dattatreya Trimurthy sculpture in the 13th century Majapahit style. Dattatreya is the synthesis of Shiva, Vishnu & Brahma, the complete Hindu Holy Trinity, with the face of Vishnu in the center, Shiva to Vishnu's left and Brahma to his right. Brahma is the Hindu God of Creation. Vishnu the preserver and protector. Shiva the destroyer. Together they form the Trimurti.
Dattatreya is stood samabhanga on a round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a decorated pedestal. In front of him can be seen a seated Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. An aureole behind Ganesha demonstrates his divinity. To his left and right two devi stand samabhanga. One devi holds a fly whisk, the other a lotus flower. The latter representing purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
Dattatreya holds some of his hands in the in vitarka mudra. A gesture of teaching. He also holds in his hands a copy of the Hindu holy Vedas, a Trident, fly whisk and Kalasha.
The kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. It is referred to as "overflowing full vase" in the Vedas. The Kalasha is believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life, and thus is viewed as a symbol of abundance, wisdom, and immortality.
He wears a richly bejewelled dohti and upavita. His face has a downcast gaze. Upon his head he wears a decorative Javanese style tiara in front of his Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises control over Positive and Negative attitudes. On his forehead he has a third eye or urna.
He has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large ear rings. Brahma is backed by an aureole with a beaded border and flaming rim, topped by a decorative finial. The demonstrates his divinity. The sculpture has a wonderful brown malacite patina.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We have been offering SE Asian Art for many years and are proud of the reputation we have developed for fair and honest listings. However, if for any reason, whatsoever, you are unhappy with your purchase please just let us know.
The majority of orders will be shipped with DHL. This is a secure, express and fully tracked service.
Items less than 2Kg we typically ship using Royal Mail.
Once we receive your order we try to ship all orders the same or next working day.
Large and/or fragile pieces requiring palletising, specialist crating and/or extra packaging may take a little longer. Palletised shipments will be delivered curbside.
All orders over 35 GBP will be shipped free of charge.
We genuinely hope that all purchases delight.
However, if they do not, regardless of reason, we will refund all orders upon receipt of the unwanted item. Just notify us within 14 days of receiving your order that you wish to make a return and send the piece back to us with 30 days of delivery.
Let Us Help You Find The Piece You Desire
I received the Buddha statue, and the temple lions, today. They arrived safely, Thanks to the care that you’d taken with packing them. To say that I’m delighted with my purchases, would be an understatement, and they’ve exceeded my expectations. I’m sure that I’ll be in touch with you again in the future, with a view to making further purchases. Thank you for making this experience such a pleasurable one.
Phil, Glasgow, UK
The piece arrived in perfect condition. A VERY BEAUTIFUL BUDDHA which now occupies pride of place in my lounge room. Very many thanks.
Edward, Rotorua, New Zealand
I’ve been meaning to drop you note to say thank you for the lovely Buddha. It arrived safe and sound and looks as beautiful as it did online.
James, San Diego, CA, USA