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SA714825

Museum Quality Indo-javanese Silver Bronze Sculpture Of Shiva Mahadeva Buddha. Early 16th Century.

Price

£2,995 | $3,988 USD | €3,394 EUR
Item Number: SA714825
Date of manufacture: Before 1700
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Country House and Eastern Interiors
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

I AM PLEASED TO OFFER THIS FABULOUS MUSEUM QUALITY SILVER BRONZE SCULPTURE OF SHIVA MAHADEVA FROM THE MAJAPHIT EMPIRE OF EASTERN JAVA AND DATING TO THE EARLY 16TH CENTURY.
SILVER BRONZES WERE MADE FROM A SILVER BRONZE ALLOY WHERE SILVER IS SUBSTITUTED FOR ZINC IN THE ALLOY MIX,RESULTING IN THIS UNIQUE SILVER COLOURED METAL.
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.
IN THIS MASTERPIECE RENDERING OF LORD SHIVA,HE IS SEEN 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 SHIVA AS THE DESTROYER AND JUST BELOW HIS WAIST HE WEARS A TIGER SKIN OVER HIS SARONG. YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE TIGER HEAD ON SHIVA'S RIGHT UPPER THIGH.
AS WITH MOST EARLY JAVANESE BRONZES THIS IS CAST IN THE LOST WAX METHOD WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS ADDED BY CHASING AND CHISELING TECHNIQUES. THE DETAILS ENHANCED ARE REMARKABLE ON THIS SILVER BRONZE AND EVIDENT THROUGHOUT THIS SUPERB SCULPTURE.
IN ADDITION, SOLD WITH IT IS A FULL OXFORD LABS AUTHENTICITY CERTIFICATE,LAST FEW IMAGES.
HEIGHT 14 INCHES, (36CM). BASE 4 INCHES, (10CM) WIDE AND DEEP. WEIGHS 2.7KG.
INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING INTO PRICE OF A MODEST 2995 GBP. BANK TRANSFERS,CHEQUE,ETC ALL WELCOMED.
SEE MY OTHER GENUINE ANTIQUE BRONZE SCULPTURES.
COUNTRY HOUSE AND EASTERN INTERIORS CATER FOR A QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH LOOK APPROACHED FROM AN EASTERN PERSPECTIVE,BLENDING EAST AND WEST TASTES USEING ALL TYPES OF AUTHENTIC EASTERN INTERIOR DESIGN WITH CARPETS AND RUGS,ORIENTALIST ART & COUNTRY HOUSE ANTIQUES AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS AT PRICES THAT WILL NOT BREAK THE BANK.



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Before 1700.


Dimensions

Height = 36 cm (14.2")
Width = 0 cm (0.0")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")


Seller Details

Country House and Eastern Interiors
Henwood Farm
Merrylees Rd
Thornton
Leicestershire
LE67 1AN
United Kingdom

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