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3. ANDESITE STANDING SHIVA
INDONESIA, CENTRAL JAVA
9TH CENTURY
ANDESITE
H. 112 CMS, 44 INS; W. 56 CMS, 22 INS
ANDESITE STANDING SHIVA

NOVEMBER 2016 CATALOGUE NO. 30 ANDESITE STANDING SHIVA

INDONESIA
CENTRAL JAVA
9TH CENTURY

H. 112 CMS, 44 INS; W. 56 CMS, 22 INS

A magnificent crowned and jewelled, four-armed andesite figure of the Hindu god Shiva, his forehands clasped at the waist, his upper right hand holding a rosary and the left a fly-whisk, the headdress with a skull and crescent moon, the face with a youthful, meditative demeanour, an ovoid nimbus behind his head

Along with Vishnu and Brahma, Shiva is one of the Trimurti, the three principle deities in Hinduism. The great Hindu temple at Candi Prambanan, Central Java, is dedicated to the Trimurti and contains a closely related three metre example of Shiva - see plates 157-158 in A.J. Bernet Kempers, Ancient Indonesian Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1959.

PROVENANCE: Private English collection.


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