Shiva Statue - Antique Javanese Style Bronze Dancing Shiva statue as Lord Nataraja - 58cm(23") Tall
Measures (Height) 58cm/23"
An antique Javanese style dancing Shiva, as Lord Nataraja, in 13th century Majapahit style.
Here Shiva is depicted as the divine dancer and Lord of the dramatic arts. With perfect balance and proportions the sculpture depicts Shiva as Lord Nataraja, in traditional pose.
Shiva its shown dancing in Natya Shastra pose, holding Agni (fire) in his left back hand. The front hand in Dharmachakra or Teaching mudra.
One of the right hands has a snake wrapped around the wrist in the abhaya (protection) mudra and the back hand holding a musical instrument, a damaru or bell. His body, fingers, ankles, neck, face, head, ear lobes and dress are decorated and bejewelled.
Shiva is backed by an aureole with a beaded border and flaming rim, topped by a decorative finial, symbolising his divinity.
Shiva is standing upon a rectangular double lotus pedestal, lifting his left leg and trampling upon a demon (Apasmara or Muyalaka) who symbolizes ignorance.
The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
The dynamism of the energetic dancing of Shiva, is offered in classic Majapahit stye. Shiva 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.
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.
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.
This traditional in appearance sculpture is sure to add a unique touch to your home, work or sacred space. We have other Hindu statues available. Please email for details.
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Dancing Ganesha, with his rhythmic movements and divine grace, beckons devotees into the sacred space of the cosmic dance—a dance that encompasses creation, destruction, and the unending celebration of life.