Antique Javanese Style Majapahit Mahishasuramardini Durga Statue - 30cm/12"
Measures - (Height) 30cm/12"
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 lotus leaf pedestal which is itself placed upon a tall rectangular pedestal.
Durga is two armed and holds a lotus flower in her left hand. 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 Boston, MA, USA 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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