The dancing maidens of Lord Indra’s court are the celestial nymphs who are considered to be extremely charming and beautiful who can woo the gods and men with their talent of music and dance and captivating seductiveness. This one shown here is carved out of a fine quality wood in contrasting bright colors of a yellow-gold body framed in an arch of bright green color depicting the lush green leaves and colorful flowers. This beautiful apsara dances on a lavish floral carved pedestal highlighted with a large flower in the centre. The exquisite posture of her legs and arms along with that flexible bent of her waist highlights it being inspired by the erotic sculptural art of Khajuraho monuments.
All her adornments are aptly placed on her body- kamarband hangs amazingly over her thighs and the jewels cover her body such that each of its part is sculpted in a mesmerizing charm; the lotus petal carved ethnic head band beautifies her long black curly hair. The red and yellow shaded color of her treasures shines bright on the gold hued body, glowing by the bright rays of the sun. Zoom in to the sweet smile on her face and eyes closed, as an indication of her being lost in those flowy dance moves.
The arch she stands in is overloaded with varieties of leaves and vines coiled amongst each other to form appealing patterns and various kinds of fruits and flowers grown on them seem to blossom with the maiden’s soulful moves. This sculpture is a perfect artifact to be kept at entrances of large halls or for decorating hotel interiors.