6" or 15.24 cm high
Hindu Shiva in this beautifully hand finished antiqued bronze colored brass statue. Nicely made, solid metal brass with bronzed finish that highlights this Lord of the Dance. The Lord dances through flames representing dancing through life. Shiva is the source of all movement within the cosmos, represented by the arch of flames. The dance releases humans from the lower self or ego and an attachment ro the physical world. As Nataraja (Sanskrit: Lord of Dance) Shiva represents apocalypse and creation as he dances away the illusory world of Maya transforming it into power and enlightenment.
In this guise, Shiva represents Nataraja and dances the Tandava within a circle of fire which represents the never-ending cycle of time. He holds the divine fire (agni) which destroys the universe and the drum (damaru) which makes the first sounds of the creation. One hand makes the calming abhayamudra gesture and another points to his left foot, symbol of salvation. He also stamps one foot on the dwarf figure Apasmara Purusha who represents illusion and who leads men away from truth.