Beautiful carved statue of Hanuman, lifting and carrying the mountain Dronagiri. As told in the Ramayana, Lakshman, the brother of Rama was severely wounded during the war between Rama and the demon king Ravana. The only thing that could save the life of Lakshman was the herb Sanjivani. Hanuman went to the Himalayas to find the herb on Mount Dronagiri, but he had never seen it, so he did not know how it looked like. So he took the whole mountain and went back to the battlefield...
Nice detailed statue of Bhudevi, one of the two manifestations of Lakshmi and one of the two consorts of Vishnu. She stands in the tribhanga position, holding a blue lotus in her right hand. Her left arm shows the lolahasta mudra (tail of a cow). Her divinity is indicated by the hallow or srichakra on the back of her head. In very good condition, the bronze is of high quality and has a beautiful patina. India, 16/17th. century. Height 15 cm.
Authentic bronze Vishnu and Lakshmi statue from West India, that dates back to the 16/17th. century. The height is 12.8 cm. and it is 7 cm. wide and 4.5 cm. deep.
This bronze Jain figure dates back to the 16/17th. century. Parsvanatha lived in the 8th. century BC and is the twenty-third Jina or Tirthankara. He sits in the padmasana position, protected by a seven-headed naga. His consorts are spiritual guardians or yakshas. The bronze statue shows the characteristic wear. The height is 12.3 cm. The bottom part measures 8 x 5 cm. South India.
Elegant Indian bronze figure of Krishna. The statue is from the 18th. century and is in good condition. Height 14 cm.
This very rare Gujarat altar piece or shrine represents Vishnu with his two consorts. Of course, the statue shows the characteristic wear. Height 14.2 cm. 15/16th. century.
The bronze of this small dancing Balakrishna statue is of high and heavy quality and has a beautiful patina. India, 17/18th. century. In very good condition. Height 10 cm.
This nicely detailed Vishnu holds a shankha (conch shell)and a sudarshan chakra in his upper hands. His lower hands hold a padma (lotus) and a club. The back of his head shows his srichakra. The bronze is of excellent, heavy quality and has a beautiful dark patina. Height 15 cm. In excellent condition. India, 16/17th. century.
Elegant small Bhudevi statue. Bhudevi (Mother Earth) represents fertility. She is one of the two forms of Laksmi and one of the two consorts of Vishnu. She wears a conical mukuta and a hallow or srichakra on the back of her head, indicating her divinity. She stands in the tribhanga posture with a blue lotus in her right hand. Her left arm is in the lolahasta mudra (the tail of a cow). In very good condition. Beautiful dark patina. Height 12.5 cm. India, 16/17th. century.
Bhairava is a wrathful manifestation of Shiva. He holds a skull cup and a stick. Height 13 cm. India, 16/17th. century.
This gold repousse (22ct) representation of Krishna subdueing Katiya, dancing on Katiya (Katiya mardanam) was the center piece of a necklace that belonged to a priest. Katiya was a seven-headed poisonous snake (naga). Great craftsmanship. India, Tamil Nadu, second half of the 19th. century. The backside is silver (sse the pictures). In excellent condition. Size 5 / 4.3 cm. Weight 28.2 grams. Second half of the 19th. century
Good heavy quality bronze figure of Durga killing Mahisha, the buffalo demon. Height 11.7 cm. and 8.2 cm. wide. India, 16/17th. century.