Hindu Bronze Statue
Origin: India, Circa: 19th century or earlier
D 4 in.(10cm)
left hand restoration, o.a. very good!
pensive and virile deity in solid bronze. Along with extensive rendering and hand-chased
details, traces of blood splatters over the front of the torso and lips, indicating
that this Four-armed Kala Bhairava once was an important presence in a Hindu altar,
where long ago many ceremonies were held calling the deity into the statue.
name Bhairava means "Terrific". He is the fierce manifestation of Shiva associated
with annihilation, the God
of War invoked in prayers to destroy enemies. Kala Bhairava is believed to have
the radiance of a thousand suns. As depicted here, he has three eyes and four
arms; with a cobra wrapping around his chest, and another coiled up atop his crescent
moon crown. He is bestowing boons and granting protection with his lower two hands,
and holding a battle axe in his upper right hand, whereas the missing left hand
may had held a damaru drum. In spite of the loss, this finely cast bronze possesses
a furious and potent energy in spirit and form; overall the statue is remaining
in very good condition.
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