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Lot 1: A Rare And Magnificent Museum Quality Solid Co
December 10, 2016
Carson City, NV, USALive Auction
Description: A Rare And Magnificent Museum Quality Solid Copper Alloy Sculpture From The Kingdom Of Badung Royal Palace Depicting The Hindu Deity Brahma In A Seated Position. This Solid Sculpture Is Believed To Be Made From Melted Ancient Copper Coins. Chinese Coins Were First Introduced To Bali Around 175 BC. Provenance: Purchased From The Governor's Office In Denpasar The Capital Of Bali. Brahma Is The Creator God In The Trimurti Of Hinduism. He Has Four Faces, Looking In The Four Directions And Is Known As The Creator Of The Universe. He Is A Supreme God In Diverse Versions Of Hindu Mythology. Brahma Is Revered In Ancient Texts, Yet Rarely Worshipped As A Primary Deity In India. Very Few Temples Dedicated To Him Exist In India; The Most Famous Being The Brahma Temple, Pushkar In Rajasthan. Brahma Temples Are Found Outside India, Such As In Thailand And Bali. Puri Pemecutan Is The Former Royal Palace Of Denpasar In The Kingdom Of Badung. During The 1906 Dutch Invasion The King And His Court Along With Thousands Of Balinese People Committed A Mass Suicide Rather Than Surrendering To Them. Estimated more than 300 yrs old. (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)
Condition Report: Good