Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"
Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"

Vishnu Statue - Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - 47cm/19"

Material: Bronze

Origin: Indonesia

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  • Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Vishnu Statue - Protector & Preserver - 47cm/19"

    Measurements Height 47cm/19"

    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 set upon a square pedestal. 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 lovely dark patina, with traces of brown.

    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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