Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 31cm/12"
Measurements Height 31cm/12"
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 sat upon a decorated square pedestal. The raised right hand makes the teacher gesture (Dharmachakra mudra). His left hand holds his gada or mace symbolising his mental and physical strength. 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.
The sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
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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A beautiful figure of the Buddha for my collection. The face is very serene....thank you.
David, Romford, UK
Arrived a few weeks ago. Beautiful!!
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