Mermaid Goddess Nyi Ratu Blorong of the South Seas Indonesian Bronze Statue
Ratu Bolorong or as she is know as in Java, Nyi Ratu Kidul - Queen of the South Seas. Hand cast from solid bronze using the lost wax method, has developed very heavy aged green verdigris patina. She is depicted here with the body of a mermaid, wings and feet of a bird.
She is known as the Javanese Ocean Spirit-Queen and is traditional in Javanese folklore and palace mythologies.
It is believed in mythology that she has the ability to shape change several times a day. It is said she could change shapes and appearance, as a beautiful young woman usually during full moon, and appear as an old woman at other times.
- Approx. size: Length 16" x Height 9.5" x Widest point 6"
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