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Bronze Bahubali, India, 17th/18th Century.

Bronze Bahubali, India, 17th/18th Century.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800: Item # 1433421
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Exceptional Jain altar depicting Bahubali. Bahubali (English: One With Strong Arms), a much revered figure among Jains, was the son of Rishabhanatha (the first tirthankara of Jainism) and the younger brother of Bharata Chakravartin. He is said to have meditated motionless for a year in a standing posture (kayotsarga) and that during this time, climbing plants grew around his legs. After his a year of meditation, Bahubali is said to have attained omniscience (Kevala Gyana). This Bahubali was made in the state of Karnataka. It has a  text in a local language on the base, possibly with a date. H. 31 cm. Condition: Very good. Small damage to one corner of the base. Excellent age wear. Provenance: private collection Antwerp, Belgium.
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