This sculpture was purchased from an antique dealer, named Nelda
Lee who lives in Odessa, Texas. She purchased it from a Bank
auction that had to sell all its assets in the 1980's.
Special Features: This beautiful antique early 19th
century Shiva Nataraja statue has a beautiful, rich bronze color
typical of antiques. As time passes the air reacts with the
bronze giving a beautiful deep bronze hue that is only in
antiques. Stylistically the hair of Nataraja is spread out
perfectly in large hook shapes. The face is Shiva is
magnificent! He has beautiful almond shaped eyes that lead into
a dignified nose and smiling lips. The details of his head
dress are all finely carved with care given to each line. The
hair is always cast separately and added to the statue. It must
have come off at some point because there is now a steel nut
keeping the hair in place. Nine of the tips of the flames of
fiery prabha surrounding Shiva have been broken over the
The Symbolism Behind the Snakes Worn by Shiva: Nataraja
wears a snake coiled around his upper arms and neck symbolizing
the power he has over the most deadly of creatures. Snakes are
also used to symbolize the Hindu dogma of reincarnation. Their
natural process of molting or shedding their skin is symbolic of
the human souls transmigration of bodies from one life to
Shipping: Although the piece is under 150 pounds and
could ship using UPS Ground we will be shipping it using a
freight carrier as it will not have the trauma of a UPS Ground
shipment. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside,
California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship
via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers.
Time is needed to pack the piece in a crate. Each piece is
usually shipped within 3 working days. If you place your
order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping
will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the
distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price.
Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is
placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us
firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
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