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Incredible Carved Ivory Hindu Deity Lakshmi,

Incredible Carved Ivory Hindu Deity Lakshmi,


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1950: Item # 1102363
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Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud, which stands for beauty, purity and fertility. Her four hands represent the four ends of human life: dharma or righteousness, "kama" or desires, "artha" or wealth, and "moksha" or liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Description: Very well executed ivory carving of the Hindu deity Lakshmi in traditional pose atop a lotus flower. Ivory figure measures 10 inches high, including the 2 inches wooden pedestal. Condition Report: Excellent condition.