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An Antique Bronze Shiva Nataraja - Lord of Dance - India - 19th Century

Bronze Shiva Nataraja

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Bronze Shiva Nataraja
Bronze Shiva Nataraja

Bronze Shiva Nataraja
Bronze Shiva Nataraja

Bronze Shiva Nataraja
Bronze Shiva Nataraja

Bronze Shiva Nataraja

Bronze Shiva Nataraja

Cast bronze figure of the deity dancing the cosmic dance 'tandava' on the back of the prostrate dwarf goblin, Apasmara, the symbol of ignorance.
The figure's matted fanned hair (fixed by a rivet from the back) with chignon on top.
His upper right hand holds a drum (damaru), his arm draped with a snake. His left hand holds fire (agni). His lower right hand in abhaya mudra (fearlessness) and his left in gaja hasta mudra.

His body surrounded with a flaming body halo (prabhamandala).

All upon a double raised lotus base.

Terrific bronze with much life and movement.


Excellent condition.


Measures; 7 7/8" ( 20 cm ) h.

Weighs; 900g.



Item no;  I-120327-13
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