19" Lord Narasimha with Devi Lakshmi | Hoysala Bronze with Vintage Finish

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“Lakshmi-Narasimha, the icon in which the man-lion form of Vishnu appears with his potency goddess Lakshmi seated in his lap, is an auspicious and benevolent aspect of the ferocious Lord. The temples of South India have some of the most divine and awe-inspiring sculptures of Lakshmi-Narasimha, whose rich iconography has inspired this bronze statue, sculpted in the idiom of Hoysala art.


The duo exuding heavenliness and grandeur are enthroned on a two-tiered pedestal, with Narasimha appearing as the primary deity, suggested by his comparatively larger form. Sri Narasimha is adorned like a king, with a Kiritamukuta crown, Tilak on the forehead, necklaces, chest band, waistband, and a Yajnopavita or sacred thread. His ferocious aura has been transformed meticulously to give the statue a blissful countenance, where despite his large and sharp teeth, enlarged nose, and lion’s mane falling on his broad chest, Narasimha appears to be smiling gently. His four arms carry the Shankha (conch), Chakra (discus), and the gesture of giving boons and removing fears. Wearing a dhoti whose delicate fall and folds are beautifully delineated in this metal icon, Narasimha sits in the regal Lalitasana (the beautiful pose).


Accompanying the aura of her Lord, Sri Devi or Lakshmi is ornamented exquisitely, with jewelry that amplifies her divine allure. Holding a yet-to-bloom lotus in her hand (which represents the origin of the Universe) and carrying her left hand in Lolhastha mudra, Lakshmi embodies the feminine auspiciousness and powers of creation, which complement Narasimha, the mighty annihilator, sowing the seeds of Srishti after the destruction caused by his divine rage, thus keeping the cycle of creation going.

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Item Code: DDF329
Bronze Statue
Height: 19.5 inch
Width: 12 inch
Depth: 10 inch
Weight: 35 kg
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How to Maintain Bronze Statues

Bronze statues are the jewel in the artistic crown of India and have inspired generations for ages. If you own one of them, you must care for them properly so that they continue to add charm to your space for years to come. Here are some tips you can follow -
Dust particles can corrode the statue's surface, making it look dull. That is why it is necessary that you dust the bronze idols regularly using a soft brush or a microfiber cloth.
In case you happen to spill any liquid, immediately wipe it off using a dry cloth.
Keep your bronze statues away from humidity and moisture. Place them in well-ventilated areas.
You can also maintain the shine of your Hoysala bronze ornaments by regularly retouching them with a coat of wax polish.
Make sure that you clean them once a week.

Making Process of Hoysala Bronze

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and versatility, bronze is the most preferred metal for artisans to create sculptures. Other qualities that make it the ideal choice for creating statues is its ability to be cast easily. Aside from that, this metal allows the most intricate details to be captured by the artist.
The art of making bronze statues has been practiced in India for centuries, and evidence of it can be found in magnificent Hoysala bronze ornaments and bronze statues in South India. Of the many bronze idols produced in the country, Hoysala art statues are very famous. The hoysala style includes a depiction of embellishments and ornaments and an abundance of jewelry while making statues. It grew from the 10th to 14th centuries in the Hoysala dynasty that ruled the region, falling in present day Karnataka, hence the name of this craft. It involves intricate work, deep carving, and undercutting by artisans to create elaborate and decorative motifs.
Much time and effort goes into bringing these timeless pieces to life. It takes months to finish a single sculpture, and they are always created by casting. The most common casting type for bronze idols is the lost-wax casting technique. This is a 4000-year-old art form and requires a lot of concentration, patience, and finesse.
The first step of making bronze statues is making a model of the sculpture in clay. The artist creates an exact clay version of what he envisions to be made in bronze. He captures every little detail.
The second step involves making a mold of plasticine or silicon rubber around the clay statue. Once the mold hardens, it is separated from the clay sculpture.
After that, molten wax is poured into the mold so that a thick layer of coating is created inside the mold. This is done so that every detail of the sculpture is captured.
Once the wax hardens, the plasticine or silicon mold is removed, and a ceramic shell is created around the wax structure by dipping it in liquid slurry and silica sand.
This ceramic shell is heated upon solidification, and the wax is melted out. After that, molten bronze is poured into the mold through tubes.
Once the liquid bronze has hardened and taken the shape of the mold, the ceramic shell is removed, and the final product is checked for any imperfections.
The final step involves the application of patina onto the sculpture. This prevents corrosion and adds color to the statue. A final coat of wax is applied to preserve this and add luster.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    A. Panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid. To know more about how bronze statues are made, please read our article on Panchaloha Bronze Statues. Whereas, brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow.
  • Q. Can I see the original photo of the product ?
    A. For original pictures of the statue, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
  • Q. Can I return the statue ?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy.
  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, a new bronze statue has to be made. To know more, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
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