Indian Bronze Buddha Statue
Lord of the Dance
Shiva Nataraja, Origin: India, Circa: early 1900s          

A finely wrought antique Indian bronze depicts Siva Nataraja in the sacred dance of universal creation and destruction. For all cycles, all mortal lives and civilizations, all universes come into existence and come to an end. It is Shiva as Nataraja, who ignites the dissolution and creation of the universe at the beginning and end of cycles. His dance is dynamic and uncontrollably wild as he moves through the 108 forms and movements. In his upper hand Nataraja holds a drum shaped like an hourglass the damaru. His upper left hand signifies Agni fire or destruction. The opposing concepts in the upper hands show the counterpoise of creation and destruction. A cobra uncoils from his lower right forearm (minor break), and the crescent moon and a skull are on his crest. Shiva dances within a ferocious arch of flames and stands atop a dwarf that is representative of the dissolution of ignorance. His countenance is lucid calm: stillness amongst movement. This early 20th century mid size Indian bronze molded through the lost wax process exhibits exquisite patina and detailing the perfect counterpoint to the strength and cosmic dynamism of this deity. buddhamuseum 
            
                     

Indian Bronze Buddha Statue

Lord of the Dance

Shiva Nataraja, Origin: India, Circa: early 1900s          

A finely wrought antique Indian bronze depicts Siva Nataraja in the sacred dance of universal creation and destruction. For all cycles, all mortal lives and civilizations, all universes come into existence and come to an end. It is Shiva as Nataraja, who ignites the dissolution and creation of the universe at the beginning and end of cycles. His dance is dynamic and uncontrollably wild as he moves through the 108 forms and movements. In his upper hand Nataraja holds a drum shaped like an hourglass the damaru. His upper left hand signifies Agni fire or destruction. The opposing concepts in the upper hands show the counterpoise of creation and destruction. A cobra uncoils from his lower right forearm (minor break), and the crescent moon and a skull are on his crest. Shiva dances within a ferocious arch of flames and stands atop a dwarf that is representative of the dissolution of ignorance. His countenance is lucid calm: stillness amongst movement. This early 20th century mid size Indian bronze molded through the lost wax process exhibits exquisite patina and detailing the perfect counterpoint to the strength and cosmic dynamism of this deity. buddhamuseum 

            

                     

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    I have one of these in wood somewhere…
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