Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Kali or Mahakali Statue - 38cm/15"
Measurements Height 38cm/15"
An antique Java Style victory posed bronze Kali or Mahakali sculpture in the 13th century Majapahit style.
This unusual depiction of the Hindu Goddess Kali or Mahakali sees her stood upon the bodies of two demons - Chanda and Munda. After they had attacked the Goddess Durga her anger was such that her face turned dark and Kali appeared out of her forehead.
The demons are laid upon a lotus petal pedestal.
She has four heads and eight arms that hold a variety of items such as bow, fly whisk, dagger, spear and mandala. She wears a richly bejewelled dohti and upavita. His face has a downcast gaze on the vanquished demon.
Upon her head she wears a decorative Javanese style tiara in front of her Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises control over Positive and Negative attitudes. On her foreheads she has a third eye or urna.
She has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large ear rings. The sculpture has a wonderful verdigris patina.
Provenance: Ex- private Boston, MA, USA collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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