MAGNIFICENT 12TH CENTURY KEDIRI BRONZE OF A BODHISATTVA

 

this magnificent bronze of what is either a Bodhisattva, or a secular personage.   As there are no indications (attributes) to specifically identify this Bodhisattva, it is entirely possible that this figure is purely secular and very possibly that of  King Kameshwara who ruled circa 1117–1130 AD.  Tradition speaks of Kameshwara as a strikingly handsome man which can certainly be said of this sculpture.

As typical of ancient Javanese bronzes, this is cast in the lost wax casting method with additional details added by chasing and chiseling techniques.

It is very large, being 49 cm or 19 ¼ inches in height and it is also very heavy weighing 6 kilo, or 13.23 pounds.  To add some perspective to its size please view the last photo presented in our listing where our son, Rama Wishnu, is holding it.



 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 




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