This beautiful model of Shiva, which is part of the “Musée Imaginaire” series, will fill you with joy.
Who’s Shiva? Shiva is worshipped in the abstract form of the Shiva Lingam, anthropologically he is usually depicted as a being immersed in deep meditation. Or as Hergé depicts him in Cigars of the Pharaoh (p.50), manifesting as the cosmic dancer Nataraja. Here we see the dance of creation, preservation and dissolution – the Tandava. Shiva means ‘auspicious one’ in Sanskrit.
The characters and objects in this new series are taken from the poster Hergé created for the 1979 exhibition, Le Musée Imaginaire de Tintin.
“In June 1979 a major exhibition, which would later be hosted in other venues, was inaugurated at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. Hergé was not involved in the detail of the exhibition but the creators explained that the purpose was to put some of the objects that Tintin comes across in his adventures alongside the real objects that inspired them. On the poster he created for the exhibition Hergé drew his main characters in the middle of an imaginary display, the stuff of dreams for Tintin fans and collectors.” Taken from Chronologie d’une œuvre – volume 7.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 17.5 x 33.5 cm
Material: Hand painted resin
Presented in an elegant box with certificate of authenticity