Bastar Tribal Bronze Statue
Form of Shiva
Origin: Chhattisgarh, Orissa. Circa: early
24 in.(62cm), W 7 in.(18cm), D 5.5 in.(14cm)
Condition: very good!
primodial version of Shiva in the fierce form of Bhairava, one of the most important
deities in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain alike. Of Bastar Tribes origins, this fantastic
tribal bronze statue depicts Shiva Bhairava on a large dog vehana, with a smaller
Shiva on a swing underneath. With an emphasis of animistic beliefs in Hinduism,
this large statue is remarkable in its elaborate artistry, as well as it is an
increasingly rare specimen from the fast disappearing tribes in Chhattisgarh,
Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal areas. The bronze statue is hand cast in multiple
sections, with extensive hand-chased works on hot metal, aged with traces of malachite
and a reddish patina overall, and is in very good condition.
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