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Hindu Statues

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Four Armed Seated Ganesha
Brass Statue
13 inch x 8 inch x 6 inch
8.3 kg

Item Code: ZAP16
Price: $395.00
Lord Shiva
Brass Statue With Inlay
13.5 inch x 8 inch x 6.5 inch
6.7 kg

Item Code: ZAO31
Price: $395.00
Lady with Parrot
Brass Statue With Inlay
36 inch x 14 inch x 11.5 inch
26.8 kg

Item Code: ZAO32
Price: $1495.00
Fluting Krishna
Brass Statue
10 inch x 4 inch x 2.3 inch
1.6 kg

Item Code: ZAO34
Price: $145.00
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti)
Brass Statue
26 inch x 11 inch x 8 inch
12.5 kg

Item Code: ZAO37
Price: $495.00
Shiva Parvati and Ganesha with Shiva Linga
Brass Statue
13.5 inch x 8 inch x 6.5 inch
7.9 kg

Item Code: ZAO38
Price: $395.00
Dancing Ganesha
Brass Statue
22.5 inch x 10 inch x 8 inch
15.9 kg

Item Code: ZAO39
Price: $695.00
Lamp from Kerala
Bronze Statue from Kerala
18.5 inch x 6.5 inch x 6.5 inch
3.9 kg

Item Code: ZAO40
Price: $295.00
Lord Ganesha Seated on Lotus
Brass Statue
15.5 inch x 14 inch x 9 inch
16.7 kg

Item Code: ZAO43
Price: $595.00
Six-Armed Dancing Ganesha with Dress
Brass Statue
9.5 inch x 4.7 inch x 4 inch
3 kg

Item Code: ZAO47
Price: $195.00
Four Armed  Ganesha Enjoying Modak
Brass Statue
20 inch x 14 inch x 8.5 inch
21 kg

Item Code: ZAO48
Price: $795.00
Sthanaka Vishnu
Brass Statue
37.5 inch x 17.5 inch x 10.5 inch
26.8 kg

Item Code: ZAP14
Price: $1095.00
Nayika Dressing Herself (A Sculpture Inspired by Khajuraho)
Brass Statue
39 inch x 12 inch x 10 inch
26.5 kg

Item Code: ZAP15
Price: $1095.00
Nataraja - King of Dancers
Brass Statue
28 inch x 22 inch x 5.5 inch
16.8 kg

Item Code: ZAP18
Price: $695.00
Lord Ganesha with Large Ears
Brass Statue
12 inch x 10.5 inch x 6 inch
8 kg

Item Code: ZAP20
Price: $355.00
Nataraja in Green and Golden Hues
Brass Statue
25.5 inch x 21 inch x 8 inch
13.7 kg

Item Code: ZAP21
Price: $495.00
Lord Ganesha Granting Abhaya
Brass Statue
16 inch x 12.5 inch x 9 inch
17.3 kg

Item Code: ZAP25
Price: $655.00
Lord Shiva in Nataraja (In Brown Hue)
Brass Statue
22.5 inch x 17 inch x 5 inch
10.6 kg

Item Code: ZAP26
Price: $395.00
Patra for Abhishek
Brass Statue
4 inch x 7.5 inch x 5 inch
736 gms

Item Code: ZAP28
Price: $95.00
Decorative Marble Box
2.3 inch x 6 inch x 6 inch
1 kg

Item Code: ZAP29
Price: $135.00
Four Armed Seated Ganesha
Brass Statue
12.5 inch x 9 inch x 7 inch
9.8 kg

Item Code: ZAO23
Price: $395.00
Bhava Shiva (A Particularly Beneficent Aspect)
Brass Statue
22.5 inch x 15 inch x 8 inch
14.4 kg

Item Code: ZAO27
Price: $595.00
Lord Ganesha
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
25 inch x 12 inch x 4.5 inch
5.7 kg

Item Code: ZAO28
Price: $395.00
Brass Statue
17.5 inch x 14 inch x 4.5 inch
6 Kg

Item Code: ZAO29
Price: $275.00
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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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