Antique Javanese Style Majapahit Mahishasuramardini Durga Statue - 23cm/9"
Measures - (Height) 23cm/9"
An antique Majapahit style bronze Mahishasuramardini Durga seated on Mahishasura.
Durga the Goddess famous for killing the buffalo-demon, Mahishasura can be seen seated upon her triumph. Mahishasura is seated upon a double lotus leaf pedestal which is itself placed upon a tall rectangular pedestal, decorated with Kalashas. 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.
Durga is four armed and with his right foot resting on a lotus flower, symbolising her purity. The deity is clothed in traditional Majapahit style. A halo can be seen behind her head symbolising her divinity.
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.
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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Hugo, Zurich, Switzerland
The 'Queen' has arrived in good order. She is very beautifully made with antique patina and of ideal size. My wife is very quick to bejewel her with a cross shoulder braided turquoise scarf & gold beads string. Adding to her very rich and noble look. COOL!
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Wolfgang, Tallahassee, FL, USA
I came back home this morning and have received already the package. Both the items are amazing! The style and patina are correct for ancient khmer
bronzes, I'm very pleased with them!
Jose, Lisbon, Portugal