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Hindu Statues

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Four-Armed Seated Ganesha
Brass Statue with Inlay
8.3 inch x 7.5 inch x 4 inch
4 kg

Item Code: ZAT27
Price: $295.00
The Mighty Hanuman
Brass Statue with Inlay
11 inch x 6 inch x 3 inch
3.3 kg

Item Code: ZAR52
Price: $265.00
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva Shakti)
Brass Statue with Inlay
13.5 inch x 5.5 inch x 3.5 inch
5 kg

Item Code: ZAT13
Price: $300.00
Lord Ganesha Seated on Chowki
Brass Statue with Inlay
18 inch x 13 inch x 10 inch
18.6 kg

Item Code: ZAT18
Price: $1095.00
Lord Shiva Seated on the Mountain of Kailash
Brass Statue with Inlay
10.3 inch x 8.7 inch x 5.3 inch
4 kg

Item Code: ZAT11
Price: $245.00
Lord Ganesha Seated on Musaka (Rat)
Brass Statue with Inlay
12.5 inch x 8 inch x 5.5 inch
6.5 kg

Item Code: ZAT12
Price: $395.00
Floral Puja Bucket
8.3 inch x 7.5 inch x 7.5 inch
5.5 inch Handle Height
1 kg

Item Code: ZAT21
Price: $175.00
Pitcher from South India
7 inch x 8 inch x 6 inch
1.2 kg

Item Code: ZAT22
Price: $165.00
Puja Kalash with Golden Accent
Copper and Brass
5 inch x 6 inch x 6 inch
1.5 kg

Item Code: ZAT24
Price: $165.00
Small Ritual Kalash
3.5 inch x 3.3 inch x 3.3 inch
0.09 kg

Item Code: ZAT25
Price: $25.00
Lalitasana Ganesha
Brass Statue with Inlay
21.5 inch x 13.7 inch x 9.6 inch
22.8 kg

Item Code: ZAR48
Price: $1375.00
Mahayogi Shiva
Brass Statue with Inlay
20 inch x 14.5 inch x 7.5 inch
12 kg

Item Code: ZAR49
Price: $675.00
Brass Statue with Inlay
17.5 inch x 7.5 inch x 6 inch
9.3 kg

Item Code: ZAR50
Price: $565.00
Elephant Pair with Upraised Trunks
Brass Statue with Inlay
7.6 inch x 5 inch x 2.6 inch - Each
3.9 kg

Item Code: ZAR56
Price: $275.00
Lord Ganesha Treasure Chest
Color on Wood
24 inch x 16.2 inch x 12 inch
10.9 kg

Item Code: ZAR58
Price: $395.00
Decorated Royal Elephant
Color on Wood
23 inch x 17.2 inch x 7.5 inch
7.9 kg

Item Code: ZAR59
Price: $395.00
Handcrafted Low Table with the Figure of Lord Krishna Atop
Color on Wood
18.5 inch x 23.7 inch x 23.7 inch
14.2 kg

Item Code: ZAR60
Price: $495.00
Decorated Horse Table
Color on Wood
18 inch x 20 inch x 9 inch
7.8 kg

Item Code: ZAT01
Price: $395.00
Ganesha in Red Dhoti Granting Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness and Reassurance)
Brass Statue with Inlay
12.5 inch x 10.4 inch x 8.5 inch
9.8 kg

Item Code: ZAT20
Price: $595.00
Anandatandava - The Dance of Absolute Bliss
Brass Statue
17 inch x 13 inch 4 inch
5.5 kg

Item Code: XT90
Price: $225.00
Baby Ganesha in Brown and Golden Hues with Large Ears
Brass Statue
5 inch x 3.8 inch x 2.9 inch
1.5 kg

Item Code: XU08
Price: $105.00
Lakshmi-Vishnu Seated on  Sheshnag
Brass Statue
4 inch X 3.5 inch X 2 inch
816 gms

Item Code: ZAD77
Price: $70.00
Ganesha Mask (Wall Hanging)
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
12 inch x 6.7 inch x 3.5 inch
1 kg

Item Code: ZAS25
Price: $175.00
Lord Hanuman
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
24 inch x 11 inch x 5.5 inch
4.8 kg

Item Code: ZAS26
Price: $495.00
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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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