EXCELLENT EXCAVATED STANDING BRONZE OF SIVA

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 22, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

OFFERED WITH NO MINIMUM BID AND NO RESERVE!

In this lot we are offering a large standing bronze of Siva which was recently excavated from a river bed in East Java very near Mount Kelud. This notorious volcano erupted 8 times during the Majapahit period, and 20 times since the fall of the Majapahit Kingdom.

As can be clearly seen from our photographs, this ancient bronze, dating at least from the 15th century, has suffered the severe effects of the highly acidic soil found in this region. Originally a four arm bronze of Siva, it now only has two arms left, and t are two large areas, and one small area w the bronze has either been entirely eaten or broken away. Still, all in all, this is fascinating bronze statue with an incredible patina of verdigris, ultramarine, and highlights of red and chocolate brown.

This bronze is 31 cm in height, and the base is 7.5 cm in diameter. Caste in the lost wax method, it weighs 1.5 kilograms.

A very rare and superb ancient Javanese bronze of Siva, dating at least 500 years old, and offered with no minimum bid or reserve, this should receive competitive bidding. This is guaranteed 100% authentic and as described. Most of our regular Ebay buyers are dealers who have come to appreciate our reputation for integrity and exceptional offerings. Payment to be made

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