Originally collected from the journeys of Christian Armstrong, the statues, objects and temple fragments of India, Burma and Cambodia in the Living Green collection are incomparable. We have stone, bronze and ceramic Ganeshas, depictions of dieties and polychromatic wall pieces.
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Fired clay, glaze. A brown and white-glazed ceramic Ganesh with intricate headdress and multiple heads. The statue has nice details, like the cobra around the waist and the vahana rat standing at its feet.
A handsome cast bronze statue of the god Brahma, from colonial Burma. He holds symbolic objects in each hand, beads and a ceremonial elixir bottle. His hair is piled and decorated. Exceptional. Pairs well with another offering, the Burmese Colonial Era Shiva Statue (#7077). Both are in good to excellent condition.
An exceptional bronze cast statue of Shiva from the colonial era of Burma. Each of Shiva’s four arms represents the cardinal directions, the hands possessing objects meaningful to the duties of this “Auspicious One,” both destroyer and creator. Pairs well with another offering, the Burmese Colonial Era Brahma Statue (#7076). Both are in good to excellent condition.
A legendary bird-like creature, the Garuda is also part human, appearing in both Hindu and Buddhist narratives. Garuda is the “vahana” or transportation of Lord Vishnu. The bird is often a kite, a small hawk. Here, the Indonesians grow their bird up. It is a Javanese Eagle, the national symbol. Constructed of wood and bright paint, at just over two feet high, the piece is light enough to carry but evokes plenty of spirit when set in place.
Late 19th Century, bronze kinnari from the Chiang Mai region of Thailand. They represent the paradigmatic lovers, celestial musicians, half human and half bird flying between the anthro and mystic worlds. They are figures from both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Sold as a pair, squaring off to one another forever, these two effigies guard any room in your realm.