A BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIVA
2.500 € - 3.500 €
Description:South-India, Vijayanagar period, ca. 17th c.
H. 12 /14,5 cm
Standing in a striding posture with his right hand raised holding the club while the left arm is resting on the raised left knee, wearing dhoti tied around the waist with belt, udarabandha, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with almond-shaped eyes below arched eyebrows, elongated earlobes with large ear plugs and his flaming hairdo set with a half-moon emblem.
From a Franconian private collection, assembled between 1970 and 1995
Minor wear, only few tiny chips