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Bronze Shiva Mukhalinga - 18th Century

Bronze Shiva Mukhalinga - 18th Century

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    Bronze Shiva Mukhalinga - 18th Century

    A01287

    $857.00

    This excellent 18th century bronze head of Shiva is a mukhalinga, literally translating to 'lingam with a face'. Lingams are phallic eggs and the non-representational form of Shiva, one of the three most prominent gods of Hinduism. Shiva is The Destroyer who demolishes in order for the world to be created anew. Originally mukhalingas were carved stone lingam, however in the 18th century, they came to be covers for lingam stones, believed to preserve the sacred vibrations and shield them when not in use. 


    This mukhalinga is a less common style and form with Shiva sporting a crown and a necklace bearing a central lingam. There is a small loop on the reverse for keeping it safely secured. There is a rich patina from years of daily use which we have preserved.

     

    It has been cast using the lost wax technique, also known as cire perdue. The figure is sculpted from beeswax in this process and then coated with clay to make the mould. Once dried and fired, molten bronze is poured into the clay mould. Once cooled, the clay is broken away, exposing the final figure where finer details are then carved into the bronze. 

     

    Dimensions:

    9 x 9 x 15.5 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £7.50
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    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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