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Item:401618259424it was difficult for us to date and determine this statue, we are not specialists - please do judge for yourself age, origin and depiction by having a close look at the pictures, but we think this is: an authentic antique, 19th Century, bronze statue from Indonesiait might be a:Sacred Burial Figure of a noble man's sonor a Hindu Deity with a relation to the Serpent / Snake / Naga and Bilva leaves we see a cire perdue / lost wax form bronze stele with a standing figure,the plate behind the figure has on each side a snake / serpent, head down, with multi forked tongue coming out his mouththe plate it is topped with leaves - perhaps Bilva leaf - as being the back part of the serpents the plate goes all the way down and is fastened to the pedestal at 2 points ( see 9th picture)the figure wears a broad spreading nobleman's lotus crown,long, leaf shaped ear ornaments / jewelery,bracelets on each upper arm and wrist,a breast ornament / breastplate, as son's of raja's wear as regalia for dancing,the shape of the frontal ornament is also known as jewelry of the people from Flores and Sumbathe arms are bent, the left arm supports the right hand, in which a leaf,the skirt has an exceptional tail like design with 5 strips, with ornaments, perhaps Jewels, attached to it or gold thread, to keep the parts together and allowing movement (dance), provenance: the former owner, a Dutch NATO official, received this statue in the 1970's during a trade mission in Indonesia - many years later an antique dealer told him it was statue from East Java and representing a Hindu Deity we think it possibly is a burial figure, please see: Dorotheum Auction - 26.05.2015 Tribal Art - lot 250 - a sacred burial figure - auction cataloque pictures and tekst referring to:a burial figure in the collection of Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde in Leiden, inventaris nr. 1403-2752,a picture in the book "Kultur und Volkskunst in Bali" by Urs Ramseyer, that refers to a statue in the Bali Museum in Denpasar, inventory no. 3577 Whatever it is, it certainly is a conversation piece ! height: 39,5 cm / circa 15.5 inchweight: circa 2300 gr. condition: good, authentic old patina, no restoration some other search terms are: hindoe Javaanse beeldhouwkunst, Balinees beeld, Java, Bali, Indonesian Island, Tulsi, Holy Basil, Indian Basil Sirih leaf blad, funeral funerary memorial statue figure, Indonesische sierraden, borstplaat, Serpent King, Shakyamuni, Snake Goddess Manasa, Mansa Devi, Manasha, chest plate pectoral plate disc, lamba, Hindu art Java, verloren was vorm methode, traditionele kleding danskleding Indonesie,. shipping:- you will be ordering shipment provided by PostNL from The Netherlands, EU- according to their conditions- in the USA USPS takes over - with registrated priority, tracking and insurance for loss during shipment- combined shipment goes per weight: 2-5 / 5-10 kg- you can check the shippingcosts for many countries on our Ebay-shop special page- PostNL shipping category of this item: 2-5kg + high value insurance we are: delta 98 den haag The Hague, The Netherlands registrated at: Chambers of Commerce in The Netherlands / KvK Haaglanden: file 27133335Condition:good, authentic old patina, Type:Statues, Primary Material:Bronze, Age:1800-1849, Region of Origin:Southeast Asia, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original, Height:15.5 inch / 39,5 cm
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antique 19th C bronze Burial Statue, Bali Java Indonesia or Hindu Deity & Naga