Share your favorites on Show & Tell

BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIRA

In Asian > Indian Antiques > Show & Tell.
Asian Antiques891 of 3180Bamboo Brush PotEtched & painted Chinese bone box
2
Love it
0
Like it

catteanncatteann loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 10 months ago

Email

cwpost
(92 items)

This South Indian bronze figure of Shira, measuring 9.5 x 7.5 inches, is known as Lord of the Dance ( Nataraja ). Said to have come from Tamil Nadu Region circa mid 20th century, cast in bronze, and pattern after a 27 3/4 inches circa 14 century. It was listed in Sotheby's Art Auction catalog page 144 for $151, 000; in the 1995 - 96.
It said that the finished sculpter Augusto Rodin was known to have seen bronzes from Southern India. The icon of Shira as Lord of the Dance is perhaps the most recognized subject represented in the Hindu religions. And the this sculpture is particular awe - inspiring dor its delicate balance and exquisite detail.

I welcome any and all information pertaining to this object.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.