Antique Javanese Style Majapahit Mahishasuramardini Durga Statue - 27cm/11"
Measures (Height) 27cm/11"
An antique Majapahit style bronze Mahishasuramardini Durga seated on a Lion, the mount of Parvati, Dawon.
Durga is a Goddess of War, the warrior form of Parvati, whose mythology centres around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and Dharma the power of good over evil. Durga is also a fierce form of the protective mother Goddess, who unleashes her divine wrath against the wicked for the liberation of the oppressed, and entails destruction to empower creation.
She is considered the destroyer of negativity. Durga means "the invincible" or "the inaccessible". In this sculpture; she is shown with 8 arms holding various items. These include a blooming lotus, sword, fly whisk, trident, chakra, gada, bow and arrow.
The deity is clothed in traditional Majapahit style. A halo can be seen behind her head symbolising her divinity.
Provenance: Ex- private London collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
Sotheby's - May 2007 - THE COLLECTION OF PAUL OTTO TAUBERT
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