A statue of Shiva, or Siva, in his representation as Lord of the Dance. Unlike Indian versions of this statue in which Shiva is always depicted within a circle representing the cosmos, here Shiva is unfettered and free, adding a beautiful dimension to the figure. And in addition to his usual implements, Shiva also holds the bell and the dorje, representing the destruction of ignorance and the attainment of wisdom - together, they lead to enlightenment. Cast and hand finished bronze and verdigris on a wooden base, standing almost half a metre high, this statue is a faithful and very high quality reproduction of a 16th century work. Java, Indonesia.