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Garudasana Vishnu
White Cedar Wood from Trivandrum
23.0 inch x 9.5 inch x 5.0 inch
2.4 kg

Item Code: ZBC27
Price: $795.00
Heramba Ganapati (Ganesha with Lion)
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
9.0 inch x 5.5 inch x 3.5 inch
2.1 kg

Item Code: ZBD98
Price: $695.00
Pratyangira Devi
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
6.5 inch x 4.5 inch x 2.0 inch
1.0 kg

Item Code: ZBD99
Price: $325.00
Bhagawan Ganesha Granting Abhaya
Brass Statue
15.5 inch x 9 inch x 6.5 inch
8.9 kg

Item Code: ZBD32
Price: $495.00
Brass Statue
18 inch x 15 inch x 4.3 inch
8 kg

Item Code: ZBD38
Price: $295.00
Enthroned Ganesha
Brass Statue
22.0 inch x 25.5 inch x 9.5 inch
34 kg

Item Code: ZBC35
Price: $1395.00
Trimurti - Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
7.0 inch x 5.0 inch x 4.0 inch
1.9 kg

Item Code: ZBC07
Price: $495.00
Hanuman Ji Meditating Under A Tree
Brass Statue
9.5 inch x 8.5 inch x 6.0 inch
3.7 kg

Item Code: ZBC60
Price: $325.00
Vettakkoru Makan
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
40.5 inch x 18.0 inch x 6.5 inch
12.5 kg

Item Code: ZBC83
Price: $895.00
Dashavatara  - Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu (From Left - Matshya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vaman, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna and Kalki)
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
Avg Size: 6 inch x 2 inch x 2 inch
4 kg

Item Code: ZBD29
Price: $1595.00
Devi Parvati
Brass Statue
17.5 inch x 4.5 inch x 4.6 inch
4 kg

Item Code: ZBD30
Price: $355.00
Puja Thali
11 inch Dia
0.74 kg

Item Code: ZBD31
Price: $75.00
The Boon of Freedom….
Brass Sculpture
11.5 inch X 7.5 inch X 3.5 inch
5.5 kg

Item Code: EC52
Price: $225.00
Reclining Ganesha
Brass with Inlay Statue
12.5 inch x 14.0 inch x 7.5 inch
12.8 kg

Item Code: ZBC38
Price: $595.00
Shanmukha Karttikeya (Six Headed Karttikeya)
Bronze Statue from Swamimalai
11.5 inch x 6.5 inch x 4.5 inch
3.8 kg

Item Code: ZBC55
Price: $1295.00
Best Deal: $906.50
For Abhisheka of Shivalinga
Brass Statue
12.5 inch x 3.0 inch x 3.0 inch
260 gms

Item Code: ZBD01
Price: $50.00
Goddess Durga
Brass Statue
11.5 inch x 10.5 inch x 5.5 inch
5.4 kg

Item Code: ZBC75
Price: $295.00
Lorg Ganesha Killing Asura
White Cedar Wood from Trivandrum
20.5 inch x 11.5 inch x 6.0 inch
4.2 kg

Item Code: ZBC26
Price: $595.00
Superbly Ornamented Elephant Pair
Brass Statue with Inlay
22 inch x 26 inch 9 inch
74.25 Kg

Item Code: ZAA87
Price: $2995.00
Four-Armed Standing Vishnu
Brass Statue
8.5 inch x 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch
1.3 kg

Item Code: ZBD08
Price: $135.00
Dakshinamurti Shiva
Brass Statue
12 inch X 9 inch X 7 inch
6.3 kg

Item Code: ER18
Price: $255.00
Bhava Shiva (A Particularly Beneficent Aspect)
Brass Sculpture
22 inch X 14.5 inch X 9 inch
14.2 kg

Item Code: XD72
Price: $555.00
Devi Parvati
Brass Statue
10.5 inch x 3.0 inch x 3.0 inch
1.7 kg

Item Code: ZBA45
Price: $135.00
Blessing Hanuman Ji on Chowki with Legs Ending in Claws
Brass Statue
7.5 inch x 5.0 inch x 4.0 inch
1.8 kg

Item Code: ZBD20
Price: $145.00
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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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