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Shiva Linga
White Marble Sculpture
10.5" X 7.5" X 12.0"
7.4 kg
Item Code: RM71
$325.00
Lord Shiva Enshrined as Linga
Brass Sculpture
10 inch X 8 inch X 5.5 inch
2.5 kg
Item Code: XM09
$195.00
Ardhanarishvara (Shiva and Parvati)
Brass Statue
13.5 inch x 6.0 inch x 3.5 inch
4.7 kg
Item Code: ZBA15
$225.00
Bhava Shiva (A Particularly Beneficent Aspect)
Brass Sculpture
22 inch X 14.5 inch X 9 inch
15.2 kg
Item Code: XD72
$555.00
Urdhva Tandava
Brass Statue
26.0 inch x 12.0 inch x 7.5 inch
15 kg
Item Code: ZBK10
$595.00
Katyavalambitamurti Shiva
Brass Statue
11.0" X 4.5" X 3.5"
2.5 kg
Item Code: EJ48
$245.00
Small Nataraja
Brass Sculpture
5.5 inch X 4.5 inch X 2 inch
0.28 kg
Item Code: RF77
$35.00
Karttikeya - Son of Shiva
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5.0 inches X 4 inches X 1.8 inches
0.59 kg
Item Code: RS75
$65.00
A Majestic, Calm Disdain (For All Things Material)
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8.0 kg
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Nataraja Dancing against The Backdrop of OM
Brass Sculpture
23" X 21.0" X 5.0"
14.4 Kg
Item Code: RE24
$595.00
A Prized Possession for Any Shaivite Devotee
Brass Statue
7.5" X 8.0" X 5.3"
2.4 kg
Item Code: ZJ13
$170.00
Lord Shiva
White Marble Sculpture
17.0" x 12.0" x 5.0"
14.5 kg
Item Code: ZA91
$1095.00
An Example of Rare Skill…. (Large Size)
Brass Statue
30.5 inch X 20 inch X 7.5 inch
19 kg
Item Code: XF61
$795.00
Panchmukhi Hanuman
Brass Sculpture with Inlay
13 inch X 9 inch X 7.7 inch
7.6 kg
Item Code: ZAD32
$395.00
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Brass Statue
12.0 inch x 8.0 inch x 5.5 inch
4.4 kg
Item Code: ZBN18
$225.00
Four Armed Shiva
Marble Sculpture
15.0" x 9.0" x 5.0"
11.0 kg
Item Code: ZP10
$895.00
Vedika: Makeshift Altar
Brass Statue
13.5" X 7.3" X 7.3"
4 kg
Item Code: ZW09
$220.00
Nataraja - King of Dancers
Brass Sculpture
9.5 inch X 6.5 inch X 2.75 inch
1.3 kg
Item Code: XH01
$125.00
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South Indian Temple Wood Carving
29.0 inch x 18.0 inch x 5.0 inch
12.6 kg
Item Code: ZBO18
$895.00
Dancing Shiva Parvati (Inlay)
Brass Statue with Inlay
17.0 inch x 6.5 inch x 5.0 inch-Shiva
16.5 inch x 9.5 inch x 5.0 inch-Parvati
8.0 kg
Item Code: ZBK47
$895.00
Bhagawan Shiva
Brass Statue
5.5 inch x 4.0 inch x 2.5 inch
1.1 kg
Item Code: ZBN81
$105.00
Large Size Nataraja
Brass Statue
54 inch x 38 inch x 15 inch
75 kg
Item Code: ZAW08
$2795.00
Kalyansundaram (Marriage Scene of Shiva and Parvati)
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
49.0 inch x 29.0 inch x 6.5 inch
39.0 kg
Item Code: ZBN49
$1895.00
Nandi, Lord Shiva’s Mount
Brass Sculpture
17.5 inch X 25.6 inch X 12 inch
18 kg
Item Code: XE96
$695.00
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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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