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Hindu Statues

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Relaxing Ganesha
Bronze Statue
4.5 inch x 5 inch x 2.7 inch
1 kg

Item Code: ZAO99
Price: $295.00
Bronze Statue
6.5 inch x 4.5 inch x 3.5 inch
1.2 kg

Item Code: ZAO98
Price: $265.00
Hari-Hara: The Deity Who is Both Shiva and Vishnu
Brass Statue
14.5 inch x 9.3 inch x 5 inch
4 kg

Item Code: ZAP92
Price: $795.00
Bhagawan Shiva as Nataraja
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
15 inch x 10 inch x 4.3 inch
6 kg

Item Code: ZAP70
Price: $695.00
Parrot Lamp
Brass Statue
18.5 inch x 7 inch x 5.3 inch
3.24 kg

Item Code: ZAP71
Price: $395.00
Five Headed Hanuman as Eleventh Rudra
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
6.5 inch x 3.5 inch x 2 inch
0.5 kg

Item Code: ZAP72
Price: $395.00
Dancing Shiva
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
11.5 inch x 6.5 inch x 4 inch
3.5 kg

Item Code: ZAP73
Price: $395.00
Bhagawan Vishnu as Tribhanga Krishna
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
12 inch x 6 inch x 5 inch
3 kg

Item Code: ZAP74
Price: $595.00
Brass Statue
9.5 inch x 11 inch x 7.5 inch
0.21 kg

Item Code: ZAP90
Price: $40.00
Annapurna Devi (Small Statue)
Brass Statue
2.5 inch x 1.3 inch x 1 inch
0.09 kg

Item Code: ZAP91
Price: $25.00
Shri Lotus Lamp
Sterling Silver
1.5 inch x 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch
0.01 kg

Item Code: ZAP94
Price: $70.00
Vrishavahana Shiva
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
8 inch x 4.5 inch x 2.3 inch
1.4 kg

Item Code: ZAP37
Price: $395.00
Dancing Goddess Saraswati
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
12.5 inch x 5 inch x 3 inch
2.6 kg

Item Code: ZAP38
Price: $595.00
Saddled Horse
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
7 inch x 6 inch x 2.7 inch
1.6 kg

Item Code: ZAP39
Price: $295.00
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti)
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
9.5 inch x 4.5 inch x 3 inch
1 kg

Item Code: ZAP41
Price: $395.00
Seated Ganesha with Floral Aureole
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
7 inch x 5 inch x 2.7 inch
1.2 kg

Item Code: ZAP42
Price: $295.00
Goddess Durga
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
14.5 inch x 8.5 inch x 4.5 inch
9.4 kg

Item Code: ZAP44
Price: $1495.00
Bhagawana Vishnu with Floral Aureole
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
22.5 inch x 16 inch x 7 inch
15.8 kg

Item Code: ZAP45
Price: $1295.00
Shiva Linga
Brass Statue
5.5 inch x 2.3 inch x 4.5 inch
0.56 kg

Item Code: ZAP46
Price: $155.00
Seven-Wick Lamp
Brass Statue
5 inch x 4.7 inch x 4.7 inch
0.3 kg

Item Code: ZAP47
Price: $50.00
Two-Layer Peacock Lamp from South India
Brass Statue
31.5 inch x 18 inch x 16.5 inch
11 kg

Item Code: ZAP50
Price: $595.00
Fluting Krishna with Peacock
Brass Statue
14.5 inch x 6 inch x 6 inch
5.8 kg

Item Code: ZAP51
Price: $275.00
Nataraja (Inlay Statue)
Brass Statue with Inlay
20.5 inch x 17.5 inch x 4.5 inch
8.5 kg

Item Code: ZAP52
Price: $495.00
A Pair of Naga-Kanya Door Handles - An Auspicious and Protective Welcome
Brass Statue
13 inch x 3.5 inch x 3 inch
3 kg

Item Code: ZAP53
Price: $205.00
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Indian Sculpture: An Aesthetic Overview
The art of India can only be understood in relation to the essential characteristics of the country that produced it. Indians have a taste for codifying rules and regulations, a characteristic to be found in the eternal system of castes, and permeating every sphere of activity. The artist, in particular, must conform to a fairly strict system of aesthetic principles; his aim is to create not a work of art as such, but a religious work which, if it is to have value, must scrupulously respect the established rules.

To the Indian sculptor the purpose of a statue is to serve as an aid to meditation and its position, its expression, its gestures and even its costume have a very precise meaning. The principal gestures, which are also those of dancers and actors, are known as mudra in Buddhist and as hasta in Brahmanic works.

When Indian artists made religious sculptures, they frequently chose sturdy materials such as metal or stone, though sometimes wood-carving was also preferred. Often called “bronzes,” most Indian metal sculpture – everything from portable household images to large temple icons – were actually cast by the cire perdue (lost wax) process from a wide variety of copper alloys. Indian stone sculptors preferred soft, fine-grained stones that were well suited to intricate detailing and elaborate undercutting.

Indian artists use the wide range of materials at hand to create almost every conceivable type of sculpture, but certain varieties were especially favored. By far the most popular format in Indian was the iconic representation of a divinity, either isolated or accompanied by a symmetrically arranged retinue.

The sculptors of India’s many periods, regions, and localities developed their own distinctive artistic styles, many of which are presented here.

A glance at virtually any Indian sculpture reveals that Indian sculptors were really not infatuated with factually accurate anatomical descriptions of the male or female form. Instead, they wished to show the body idealized in such a way that it became a vessel filled with the vital breath of life. An ideal vehicle for conveying inherent divinity

In Indian sculpture the human form is composed of various compact, curved, and almost geometric shapes assembled according to an ideal canon of proportions.

In Indian statues, men have square shoulders, broad chests, slim waists, and slightly overhanging stomachs; women, being the sustainers of life, have full, rounded breasts and large hips. Certain features of the body are frequently exaggerated to make poetic references to the animal or vegetal world—that is, lotus-like eyes, leonine body, elephantine arms and shoulders, and so forth.

The idealized anatomy that blossomed throughout the Indian subcontinent is perfectly suited to depicting the superhuman forms of India’s gods. Lacking any impurities of material existence, these transcendental forms have many limbs, multiple heads, and unusual physiognomic features to suggest possibilities and states of existence beyond the mortal. The results are sculptures that reveal the gods of India for what they truly are— blissful divine beings.

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