Antique Indonesian Style Standing Bronze Javanese 4-Arm Shiva Statue - 26cm/10"
Measures (Height) 26cm/10"
An Indonesian (Java) enthroned Shiva in 13th century Majapahit style. Shiva is stood samabhanga on a round lotus petal pedestal, which is itself presented on a decorated square pedestal.
Shiva is dressed in a richly decorated 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 4 arms holding amongst other items a Bell and a Lotus Bud. This latter item represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all. His hair is piled in a tripartite chignon decorated with a cockade and is discretely adorned with only a necklace, diamond shaped earrings, a Yajnopavita (Scared Brahmanical thread) and a single bangle on each wrist.
Shiva is backed by an aureole with a beaded border. The presence of an aureole symbolises the divinity of the deity.
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