The King of Dance - Majestic 30 cm tall Vintage Nataraja depicting the third god of Hindus – This sculpture of Lord Shiva has been delicately hand crafted from excellent quality brass in the South of India showing off the fine quality and skill of the artisans in an exquisite copper and gold finish.
In this avatar of Shiva – who is believed to be the destroyer of all evils is shown in the form of a divine dancer and signifies putting an end to an exhausted world, showing the creation of a new world by the Lord Brahma, first god responsible for the creation of the universe.
Dancing in a ring of flames, while lifting his left leg, Lord Shiva is seen balancing on the Demon that is believed to signify his ignorance. That is – when Shiva comes as Nataraj he is on his own, without any fear of any evils, or any obstacles and is always depicted with his four hands.
A cobra (snake) uncoils from his lower right forearm.
The upper right hand holds a “Damru”, a small drum shaped instrument.
The second right hand is in ‘Abhaya Mudra’ meaning protection against evil and ignorance.
The upper left hand contains fire, symbolising destruction.
The second left hand points towards the raised foot which signifies liberation.
Measures: Height 30 cm x Width 26 cm
Base measures: 11 cm x 8 cm
Weight: 2.050 kilograms