Krishna's pastime was to play at the banks of the River Yamuna. He
understood that the waters were being polluted with the poison of the black
serpent Kaliya. Krishna took him to task, and soon a terrible fight ensued
between the two. As we see in this sculpture, Krishna, having crushed the
serpent is dancing on its several hoods. Having both ends of the reptile
under his control, he looks joyful.
Seeing the plight of their husband, the nagapatnis prayed to Lord Krishna
to forgive him and spare his life. The nagapatnis on either side of the
central image have female anatomy above the torso. They are elaborately
bejeweled and pray to Krishna with head bent and hands folded. The jewellery
of Krishna is intricately carved with attention paid to each minute detail.
Chiselling is done in high relief and there is refinement in each form. It
is highly polished giving it a brilliant gloss.
This description by Renu Rana.
Of Related Interest:
The Dance of Victory
Dancing over Kaliya
Playing with Krishna - God as Child in Art
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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