Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"
Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"

Vishnu - Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - 37cm/15"

Material: Bronze

Origin: Indonesia

Regular price £995.00 free delivery
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  • Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated & Enthroned Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 37cm/15"

    Measurements – Height 37cm/15"

    An antique Java Style seated 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 seated on a lotus flower base, which is itself seated on a raised, decorated pedestal. A Linga and Yoni can be seen at the base of the pedestal.

    The lowered right hand makes the boon bestowing gesture (varada mudra). His left hand is held in a gesture of teaching (vitarka mudra). 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 brown 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

    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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