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An Excellent And Rare Majapahit Silver Bronze Trimurti For Sale
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In this lot we are pleased to
offer an excellent Majapahit silver bronze Trimurti from central Java and
dating circa 13th century.
Silver bronzes were made from
a silver bronze alloy where silver is substituted for zinc in the alloy mix,
resulting in this unique silver colored metal.
Trimurti represents the
“great trinity” in Hinduism, namely, Brahma as the creator, Wishnu as the
preserver, and Siva as the destroyer.
Each of these deities is represented by the three different faces, each
looking in a different direction. This
is a six arm rendering of Trimurti, and sculptures of Trimurti are very rarely
encountered in ancient Javanese art. The
attributes present on this wonderful silver bronze are the Sankha, or conch
shell, the Chamara or fly whisk, Akshamala, or prayer beads, and Pustaka, or
book of Vedic writings. Each of these
are typical attributes to be found with either of these three Gods.
The early bronze sculptures
made in Java were highly inspired by bronzes
brought to Java by early traders from southern India. During the Majapahit Dynasty, Hinduism and
Buddhism merged and they were each equally practiced.
As with most all early
Javanese bronzes this is cast in the lost wax method with additional details
added by chasing and chiseling techniques.
This silver bronze sculpture
is in excellent original condition and with a superb original patina. The patina is especially appealing in that it
has some hues of turquoise.
This museum quality silver
bronze is 17.5 cm or just shy of 7 inches in height. It weighs just over 900 grams or about 2
The interest in ancient
Javanese bronzes has greatly increased in recent years as evidenced by sale
Please use the safe link
below to view an Indonesian bronze of the Buddha ascribed to the 8th
century and sold earlier this year by Christies for US $22,500.00.
And in that same Christies
sale is this example which fetched US $5,000.00
This item has been shown times.
An Excellent And Rare Majapahit Silver Bronze Trimurti: $760