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Antique Nandi Bull of Shiva, 18.01.1140

Each Hindu god has their own vahana (the Sanskrit root word for the English term of Wagon) that they use in war or in peacetime. These vehicles typically tend to be endangered species such as eagle, peacock, swan, tiger, owl, or lion. The animals also stand for specific qualities that are consistent with the deity's image & functions. The Nandi (bull), it is the vahana of Shiva - the god of skies & destruction. Shiva with Nandi is one of the oldest forms of Hindu representation. Nandi signifies strength, load-bearing capacity, and virility. Given that Shiva didn't have to fight fierce battles or travel quickly between the worlds (he spent most time meditating) he didn't have to choose for a more agile vahana similar to Vishnu's. Given that bulls were the main form of transportation in rural India, it made perfect sense for Shiva - who is the most down to earth & connected with rural India - to take a form that was close to the people. All three Nandi bulls have been collected in Sri Lanka

  • Ref.:18.01.1140
  • Size:Length:220 mm; hight:170 mm; width: 130 mm
  • Weight:1, 908 kg

Category

  • Art from Indian sub-continent 18.01Indian Subcontinent 29.07
  • Asian Art & Artifacts 18REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • Indian Subcontinent
  • SRI LANKA

Material

  • VegetalWood

Quality

  • Collectible (fine or rare example of an object)Antiques (object shows signs of long use)Fair condition (some missing, broken or repaired parts, see pictures))

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