25" Semicircular Vishnu Dashavatara Wall Hanging (Hoysala Art) | Handmade | Made In South India

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Dashavataras are the ten divine incarnations of Lord Vishnu, who descended on Earth in their various iconic forms to protect the mankind and lead to a joyous and peaceful life eradicating all evils. This semi-circular wall hanging represents Dashavataras standing erect divided by a brass vertical bar after five of them. This panel is designed in ethnic patterns, focussing towards the age old Hoysala art form. Zoom in to appreciate the minutest beauty of patterns carved in Hoysala style of art. Each of the incarnations are amazingly carved, carrying their iconic figurines perfectly. All of them are graciously jewelled and attired and the style of their carvings makes a person easily understand their names and their weapons.

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Item Code: ZEO736
Bronze Statue
Height: 14.5 inch
Width: 0.5 inch
Depth: 25.5 inch
Weight: 4.36 kg
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Starting from the left, Matsya Avatar is half fish and half human, who saved all the motile living beings and humans. Next is the Kurma Avatar, which is half tortoise and half man who balanced Mount Mandara on his shell during the churning process. As you gaze at the carvings of these two avatars clearly, you will appreciate the sculptor’s precision of skills and the way every part is equally highlighted. Next in row is Varaha Avatar, who is the half man and half boar form of Vishnu and slayed the demon Hiranyaksha to save Bhudevi; crowned beautifully in a side profile, he carries the set weapons of lord Vishnu. Next is one of the most popular Narasimha Avatar of the face of a lion and torso of a man; he defeated Hiranya Kashyap to restore peace and righteousness on Earth. The fifth avatar is the unique of all; avatar of a dwarf Brahmin known by Vamana Avatar, who sent demon Mahabali to underworld by tricking him.

One with long beard and matted hair, holding an axe is the Brahmin Kshatriya avatar of Vishnu, known as Parshuram. Sculptor has kept his personality of a sage intact in his carvings. Next is the most powerful deity of Hindu Dharma, Lord Rama; carrying a bow in his hand, he killed Ravana and saved his wife Sita. Next comes the Kalki Avatar who is yet to be born after the end of Kalkiyuga. Move forward for the most naughty and charming avatar of Vishnu, who is lord Krishna; sculpted in tribhanga posture, holding a flute in his hand, he ended the reign of his tyrannical maternal uncle Kansa. Last, but not the least is the Hayagriva Avatar, having the face of a horse and body of a human, worshipped as the god of knowledge and wisdom. Hang this panel on your wall for a perfect look of beauty and spirituality.  



Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.

" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "


A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.

Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.

Forging Eternity: Exploring the Craftsmanship behind Panchaloha Bronze Statues

Bronze statues and sculptures are known for their exquisite beauty and the divinity that they emit all around the space. Bronze is considered an excellent metal alloy, composed primarily of copper and tin. Many properties make it suitable for sculpting even the most intricate and complex structures. There was a period in history, known as the "Bronze Age", in which most sculptors preferred to work with Bronze as it was considered the hardest metal. Bronze is especially appreciated for its durability, ductility, and corrosion-resistance properties. India is especially known for its elegant workmanship of skills working with Bronze. The artisans of a town named Swamimalai in South India have been following a tradition of bronze murti making for ages. They use a special material known as Panchaloha bronze to make fascinating icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

All of us are allured by the beauty of bronze statues and sculptures but there goes a tough hand in casting those masterpieces with little or no imperfections. Since it is an extremely elaborate process, a sculptor needs to be highly skilled in making bronze antiques. The most common technique for casting bronze sculptures that has been followed since ancient times is the “Lost-wax” process which involves many steps:

1. Clay model making

The making of a bronze statue or sculpture starts with preparing a full-sized clay (usually Plasticine) model of the sculpture. This allows the artist to have an idea about the overall shape and form of the desired sculpture before working with bronze, a much more expensive and difficult-to-work-with material.

2. Mould making

Once the clay model is ready, a mould of the original sculpture is made. This is done by carefully covering the clay model with plaster strips. This step is carried out in such a way that no air bubbles are formed. It takes up to 24 hours for the plaster to dry. Once dried, the plaster is then gently removed from the clay model. The removal happens easily because the inner mould is usually made of materials such as polyurethane rubber or silicone.

3. Wax filling and removal

In this step, molten bronze or wax is poured or filled into the mould in such a way that it gets even into the finest details. The mould is then turned upside down and left to cool and harden. When the wax has hardened, it is removed from the mould.

4. Chasing

Chasing is the process in which the artist refines the surface of the bronze statue using various tools to achieve fine details. This smoothens the surface and gives the statue a finished look. If some parts of the statue were moulded separately, they are now heated and attached.
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5. Applying a patina

Bronze sculptures are known for their unique look or sheen on the surface. This may take several years to achieve naturally. Applying patina to bronze sculptures is an important step to make them appear attractive.
Working with clay, plaster mould, and molten wax can be messy and therefore sculptors wear old clothes and remain careful. The entire process of making a bronze statue takes several months to complete. Bronze sculptures last for many centuries because of the high durability of the material. Many centuries down the line, these sculptures continue to be appreciated for their majestic beauty.
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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