Antique Indonesian Style Seated Bronze Javanese 4-Arm Shiva Statue - 21cm/8"
Measures (Height) 21cm/8"
An Indonesian (Java) enthroned Shiva in 13th century Majapahit style. Shiva is seated on a round lotus petal pedestal, which is itself presented on a multi-tier, square pedestal.
He is dressed in a simple robe, with a sash tied around his waist and is wearing a number of pieces of ornate jewellery, including crown and earrings. The crescent moon is shown on the front of the Lord's head as an ornament. The waxing and waning phenomenon of the moon symbolises the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to the end. Since Shiva is the Eternal Reality, He is beyond time. Thus, the crescent moon is only one of His ornaments.
The Trilochana of Shiva can be seen on his forehead - the Three-Eyed Lord. It is the eye of wisdom, free from âMayaâ, the illusion, and duality of life. It is also believed to be the source of his untamed energy.
As the destroyer, Shiva is regarded as limitless, transcendent and unchanging. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts. Shiva is part of the Hindu holy trimurti which includes Brahma and Vishnu Here he has 4 arms holding a string of mala beads and fly whisk, trident,
His lower hands are making the gesture signifying the allaying of fear, Abhaya mudra and are also holding what is possibly an elephant goad. His hair is piled in a tripartite chignon decorated with a cockade and is discretely adorned with only. necklace, diamond shaped earrings, a Yajnopavita (Scared Brahmanical thread) and a single bangle on each wrist.
A halo sits behind the head of the Siva. This circle of light symbolises his divinity.
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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