MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA LATE 15TH CENTURY

MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA  LATE 15TH CENTURY
MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA  LATE 15TH CENTURY
MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA  LATE 15TH CENTURY
MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA  LATE 15TH CENTURY
MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA  LATE 15TH CENTURY

MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE SIVA MAHADEVA LATE 15TH CENTURY

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HEIGHT 14 INCHES,35.5.5CM. WEIGHT 2.7KG. THIS IS A FABULOUS MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE TEMPLE SCULPTURE OF SIVA MAHADEVA FROM THE MAJAPAHIT EMPIRE OF EASTERN JAVA AND DATING TO THE LATE 15TH CENTURY. THE EARLY BRONZE SCULPTURES MADE IN JAVA WERE HIGHLY INSPIRED BY BRONZES BROUGHT TO JAVA BY EARLY TRADERS FROM SOUTHERN INDIA. DURING THE MAJAPAHIT DYNASTY HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM MERGED AND THEY WERE EQUALLY PRACTICED AND IN THIS SCULPTURE YOU CAN SEE THE REMARKABLE SOUTH INDIAN HINDU INFLUENCE.  IN THIS MASTERPIECE RENDERING OF LORD SIVA,HE IS RENDERED WITH HIS MOST COMMON ATTRIBUTES,NAMELY THE AKSHAMALA (PRAYER BEADS) THE CHAMARA (FLY WHISK) AND THE KENDI BOTTLE. IN ADDITION HIS CROWN INCLUDES THE WINGED SKULL REPRESENTING SIVA AS THE DESTROYER,PIC 2. JUST BELOW HIS WAIST HE WEARS A TIGER SKIN OVER HIS SARONG,PIC 3,CLEARLY SEE THE TIGERS HEAD ON SIVAS UPPER RIGHT THIGH. NOTE ALSO THE SNAKE BELT BELOW HIS LEFT SHOULDER,PIC 1 AND THE "THIRD EYE" IN HIS FOREHEAD,PIC 2.
COMPARE THIS SUPERB MUSEUM QUALITY SIVA TO THE FAMOUS 42.5 INCH TALL SIVA MAHADEVA IN THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN JAKARTA
SILVER BRONZES WERE MADE FROM A SILVER ALLOY WHERE SILVER IS SUBSTITUTED FOR ZINC IN THE ALLOY MIX,RESULTING IN THIS UNIQUE SILVER COLOURED METAL.
AS WITH MOST EARLY JAVANESE BRONZES THIS IS CAST IN THE LOST WAX METHOD WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS ADDED BY CHASING AND CHISELLING TECHNIQUES. THE DETAILS ENHANCED BY THESE METHODS ARE REMARKABLE ON THIS SILVER BRONZE AND EVIDENT THROUGHOUT THIS SUPERB SCULPTURE.
SUPPLIED WITH OXFORD LABS CERTIFICATE,PIC 5. SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE. £2,995.00.  FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.I HAVE MORE AVAILABLE.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS FANTASTIC EARLY SOUTH EAST ASIAN BRONZE AT SENSIBLE PRICES. YOU CANNOT BUY CHINESE OR INDIAN ART BRONZE BUDDHAS FROM THE SAME PERIOD IN HISTORY FOR THESE PRICES. THESE WILL BE THE NEXT ITEMS TO SELL FOR SIX FIGURE SUMS !  PRIVATE COLLECTION.

FURTHER READING;
ANCIENT INDONESIAN SCULPTURE MARIJKE J KLOKKE AND PAULINE LUNSINGH SCHEURLEER EDITORS,KITLV PRESS,LEIDEN,1994,ISBN 90 6718 0769

DIVINE BRONZE,ANCIENT INDONESIAN BRONZES FROM 600AD TO 1600,PAULINE LUNSINGH SCHEURLEER AND MARIJKE. J.KLOKKE EDITORS,E.J/BRILL,LEIDEN,ND,ISBN 90 7145003 1 

also museums sought for long term loans on this piece.



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