Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"
Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"

Vishnu - Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"

Material: Bronze

Origin: Indonesia

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  • Antique Indonesian Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"

    Measurements Height 37cm/15"

    An antique Java style standing bronze Vishnu sculpture in the 13th century Majapahit style. Vishnu is both world protector and preserver, restorer of moral order - he is all-powerful and all-pervasive by nature.

    The Vishnu is stood samabhanga on a round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a decorated pedestal.

    The left hand holds a 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.

    He wears a richly bejewelled dohti and upavita. His face has a downcast gaze. Upon his head he wears a decorative Javanese style tiara in front of his Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises control over Positive and Negative attitudes.

    On his forehead he has a third eye or urna. He has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large ear rings.

    Vishnu is backed by an aureole with a beaded border and flaming rim, topped by a decorative finial.

    The sculpture has a wonderful dark patina.

    Scholarly Reference:

    New York Metropolitan Museum Collection - Accession Number: 1987.142.15

    Christie's Auction House - Sale 2562 (December 2002) - INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

    Christie's Auction House - Sale 2612 (December 2003) - INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

    Bonhams - March 2018 - Fine Southeast Asian Arts

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