Chola Style Bronze Statue
Tribhanga Stand Stance
Origin: Tamil Nadu. Circa: 20th Century
10.5 in.(27cm), W 3.5 in.(9cm), D 3.5 in.(9cm)
Condition: abrasion on face, overall very good!
mid 1900ís Tamil Nadu temple statue beguiles and entices as the goddess Parvati.
Intricately and beautifully rendered by an able artist. The goddess has a sensuous
youthfulness that permeated into a lifelike bronze. Her waist is slender and her
breasts full. The height and a breadth of her celestial status is indicated in
her magnificent royal headpiece that pushes forth towards the zenith. Her posture
and stance is open almost vulnerable, but imbued in this openness is the vital
power of a great yogini whose has partaken in both the deepest meditations and
the most ecstatic forms of the deep tantras. This exceptional bronze is in excellent