The graceful chaturbhujadharini Devi Lakshmi. Possessed of four arms, the posterior hands wield lotus buds while the anterior ones are raised in generous blessing and fearlessness. She is seated on a flattened lotus asana (throne), Her legs gathered afore Her in no particular stance. She is wearing a dhoti and a breastband, teamed with ample proportions of shringar. The most striking part of the latter in this particular Lakshmi murti are the kundalas dangling from Her ears like swirls of thick vine upon Her delicately rounded shoulders.
An engraved halo with lotus petals jutting out along the circumference. An ornate crown that has been finished with a great deal of detail. In fact the artisan has expressed a remarkable attention to detail whilst carving the handsome features of Her face and the limber digits of Her hands and feet. All of it is contained within a perfectly round aureole set with petal-shaped protrusions and a sprig of vine along the upper arc. A Kirtimukham motif at the zenith completes the aureole.
The plinth of this Devi Lakshmi murti is a particularly ornate one. It is angular and features layers upon layers of engraved structures. A coconut-laden kalash, an auspicious arrangement made during ritual worship, stands on either side of the Devi's asana. Along the lower edges of the plinth, between each pair of legs, is a dangling sprig of thick vine.
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