Antique Indonesian Style Seated Bronze Javanese 16-Arm Shiva Statue - 26cm/10"
Measures (Height) 26cm/10"
An Indonesian (Java) seated Shiva in 13th century Majapahit style.
Shiva is seated on a round lotus petal 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 Trilochana of Shiva can be seen on his forehead - the Three-Eyed Lord. It is the eye of wisdom, free from 'Maya', 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 16 arms spread out like the rays of the sun. They hold a bell, double dorje, disc, a knife, a string of mala beads, fly whisk, trident, elephant goad, club, chakra and Kalasha.
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.
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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