(Width: 9 ½ inches 24 cm). (Depth: 13 inches 27.9 cm). (Base Depth 9 22.9 cm x Width 8 inches 20.3 cm).Century traditional wood carving of Garuda from Bali. Garuda a defender against evil and a protector of the household. This is a fierce manifestation with exaggerated features and in motion bringing the full force of his nature to repel evil. This is a solid wood carving weighing 4 ½ lbs. This fine example of Balinese temple art has remnants of the gold leaf which is highlighted in a few flash photos I have included. This is an early 20. Century Garuda he is executed in a simpler fashion as one piece. He is wearing the traditional tartan sarong and his royal adornments because Garuda was not only the mount of Vishnu but also a king in his own right.
He is displaying two mudras his right hand Tarjani -threat warning and his left Karana the gesture in which demons are expelled. His body is positioned ready to strike. He is defending the realm from evil and negative energy.
Although this example is 90 years or older he still has managed to keep all his teeth. His condition overall is excellent and is very large standing over 18 tall, 9 ½ wide and 11 deep. The only damage is a nicked wing tip at the top and the check hairline crack starting at the base.
He has an excellent patina; the colors are fantastic with the bit of rubbing and loss expected over so much time. This is one of the many fine museum quality Balinese temple carvings we are offering for sale.
I have included a group photo of some of the other statues we have in our store. Please see all the photos for the composition and condition of this Balinese artifact.We have culled through hundreds to find the best examples of Balinese art. If you have a special request we will do our best to adjust the schedule to accommodate your schedule. It is my intention to be as clear and accurate as possible. In the event I make an error, I will always do my best to remedy the situation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Ref: Bali Carving, Balinese, Hardwood, Hand carved mahogany, Shiva, Garuda, Ramayama, Barong, Hindu, base relief carving. The "Devourer", is the mythical lord of the birds in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
The story of Garuda's birth and deeds is told in the first book of the great epic. According to the epic, when Garuda first burst forth from his egg, he appeared as a raging inferno equal to the cosmic conflagration that consumes the world at the end of every age. Frightened, the gods begged him for mercy.Garuda, hearing their plea, reduced himself in size and energy. It is also said that Garuda's wings when flying will chant the Vedas. Garuda plays an important role in Krishna Avatar in which. And Satyabhama ride on Garuda to kill Narakasura. On another occasion, Lord Hari rides on Garuda to save the devotee Elephant Gajendra. Throughout the Mahabharata, Garuda is invoked as a symbol of impetuous violent force, of speed, and of martial prowess. Powerful warriors advancing rapidly on doomed foes are likened to Garuda swooping down on a serpent.
Defeated warriors are like snakes beaten down by Garuda. Uses a military formation named after Garuda. Carries the image of Garuda on his banner. The elite bodyguards of the medieval. Were called Garudas, because they served the king in the way that Garuda served Vishnu.
Balinese Hinduism is deeply interwoven with art and ritual and is concerned with a myriad of local and ancestral spirits. Balinese Hinduism is a heterogeneous amalgam in which gods and demigods are worshipped together with Buddhist heroes, the spirits of ancestors, indigenous agricultural deities and also with places considered sacred. Religion as it is practiced in Bali is a composite belief system that embraces not only theology, philosophy, and mythology, but ancestor worship, animism and magic. It pervades nearly every aspect of traditional life. The item "Traditional Balinese Wood Carving of Garuda Very Large 18.5 (47 cm) Rare 1900's" is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2013.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Southeast Asia\Statues". The seller is "toronita1" and is located in Port Orange, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.