Antique Indonesian Style Standing Bronze Javanese 6-Arm Shiva Statue - 32cm/13"
Measures (Height) 32cm/13"
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.
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 âMayaâ, the illusion, and duality of life. It is also believed to be the source of his untamed energy.
Here he has 6 arms holding fly whisks, tridents 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.
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.
At his feet can be seen the protective Cobra.
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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