Antique Indonesian Style Standing Bronze Javanese 12-Arm Shiva Statue - 38cm/15"
Measures (Height) 38cm/15"
An Indonesian (Java) standing Shiva in 13th century Majapahit style. Here Shiva is stood samabhanga 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. 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 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. Here he has 12 arms spread out like the rays of the sun each hand raised in the vitarka mudra of teaching.
Shiva is backed by an aureole with a beaded border and flaming rim, topped by a decorative finial. The symbolises his divinity. At the base of his aureole stand two disciples of Shiva in adoration pose.
Provenance: Ex- private Singapore collection. All items are guaranteed to be as described. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases upon request.
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