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Hindu Statues

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Chapala Katai (Used in Bharatnatyam)
11 inch x 2.7 inch x 1.2 inch
350 gms

Item Code: ZAK68
Price: $40.00
Four-Layer Peacock Lamp from South India
Brass Statue
26 inch x 9 inch x 9 inch
6 kg

Item Code: ZAI83
Price: $795.00
Goddess Gayatri
Bronze Statue
6 inch x 4.5 inch x 3.3 inch
1.6 kg

Item Code: ZAI84
Price: $595.00
Shiva Linga with Kettle for Abhisheka and Bowl for Collection
Brass and Bronze with Black Shiva Linga
6 inch x 5 inch x 3.3 inch - Shiva Linga
2.3 inch Kettle Height
1 inch Bowl Height
1.5 kg

Item Code: ZAI85
Price: $275.00
Sheshshayi Vishnu with Lakshmi Ji
Brass Statue
14.5 inch x 16 inch x 8 inch
13.5 kg

Item Code: ZAI88
Price: $895.00
Havan Kund
Brass Statue
9 inch x 21 inch x 20.5 inch
5.2 kg

Item Code: ZAI89
Price: $895.00
Vasudharai - An Object Used in  Yajna
3.2 inch x 35.5 inch x 3 inch
1.9 kg

Item Code: ZAI91
Price: $295.00
Gita Upadesh
Brass Statue
7 inch x 9 inch x 3.5 inch
1.4 kg

Item Code: ZAI92
Price: $225.00
Mukha Lingam
Black Stone Statue
9 inch x 12 inch x 8 inch
8 kg

Item Code: ZAI95
Price: $595.00
Shiva Linga with Five-Hooded Copper Snake Crowning It
Black Stone and Copper
15 inch x 10.5 inch x 7 inch
6.4 kg

Item Code: ZAI96
Price: $395.00
Nandi - The Vehicle of Shiva
Brass Statue
4.5 inch x 6 inch x 3.5 inch
1.2 kg

Item Code: ZAI98
Price: $80.00
Charan Paduka (The Holy Feet)
Brass Statue
1.5 inch x 5 inch x 5 inch
1 kg

Item Code: ZAJ24
Price: $135.00
Goddess Durga
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
9.5 inch x 7.5 inch x 4.3 inch
3.5 kg

Item Code: ZAJ26
Price: $795.00
Bhagawan Hayagriva
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
2 inch x 4.2 inch x 2 inch
715 gms

Item Code: ZAJ27
Price: $295.00
South Indian Saint
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
3.7 inch x 2 inch x 1.5 inch
435 gms

Item Code: ZAJ28
Price: $225.00
Bhagawan Krishna Dancing on the Serpent Kaliya
White Marble Statue
14.2 inch x 5.2 inch x 3.2 inch
4.2 kg

Item Code: ZAJ30
Price: $795.00
Shirdi Sai Baba
White Marble Statue
10.5 inch x 7.5 inch x 4 inch
3.8 kg

Item Code: ZAJ31
Price: $495.00
Black Marble Statue
10 inch x 12 inch x 6 inch
11.8 kg

Item Code: ZAJ33
Price: $495.00
Devi Prathyangira
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
8 inch x 5.3 inch x 2.4 inch
1.7 kg

Item Code: ZAJ36
Price: $495.00
Vaishnava Symbols (Set of Three pieces)
Brass Statue
5 inch x 3.3 inch x 3 inch
865 gms

Item Code: ZAJ37
Price: $100.00
Dashavtara (Set of Ten Sculptures)
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
6.3 inch x 2.3 inch x 2.4 inch
4.3 kg

Item Code: ZAJ38
Price: $1795.00
Chowki with Bells
Brass Statue
3.5 inch x 9.5 inch x 9.7 inch
4.8 kg

Item Code: ZAJ39
Price: $495.00
Pedestal for Worshipping Bhagwan Shiva with Images of 12 Jyoti Lingas
Brass and Wood Statue
5 inch x 6.3 inch x 6.3 inch
745 gms

Item Code: ZAJ40
Price: $225.00
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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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