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Masterpiece Gopal Krishna & Cows 36"
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    Masterpiece Gopal Krishna & Cows 36" Item # 3b11

    Price: $19500

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    Awesome - 3.1.2015

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    Reviewer:Manjula (Ellicott City, MD, US)

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    the mouse is great says my daughter in little rock Arkansas for whom it was a birthday present. 4 stars instead of 5 because it did not arrive on the 24 feb as expected but on the 26. probably due to the bad weather in Arkansas, but still it was a bit of a disappointment. but I certainly will trade with you again! thanks jane

    Reviewer:jane wolfe (woodstock, Vermont, US)

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    love my statue - 2.20.2015

    I found exactly what I was looking for on your website, service was prompt, and shipping was excellent--no damages to the piece. Thank you!

    Reviewer:Lesley (, , US)

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    Best Experience - 2.20.2015

    I really appreciate Mr. Kyle Tortora for answering my every question in detail in emails and also on the phone before I bought the sculptures. I ordered a matching pair of Nataraja and Sivakami Amman bronze sculptures. I got what I expected from the photos that are shown in the web-site. I will send a photo of how I display the sculptures in my Hindu home shrine once I have completed the construction of the shrine in the next six months. Thank you so much for your wonderful services. God bless you always.

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    Happy Buddha - 2.17.2015

    excellent website / excellent customer service / excellent packing and fast delivery / very good shipping price / excellent quality of the wood work I'm a very happy customer !!!!

    Reviewer:Sylvie Riggenbach (Tongarra, NSW, AU)

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    Ganesh statue - 2.17.2015

    We are very happy with our Ganesh Statue, he is beautiful and so much character. We also have a nice laughing Buddha statue. I was very impressed by how fast they were shipped, and very nicely packaged, to our home.

    Reviewer:pk (fresno, ca, US)

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    Wonder statue and service. - 2.14.2015

    I received my statue in a timely manner and in excellent condition. It was more beautiful than the picture of it on the site and it is the perfect size for my small collection. The experience over all was wonderful as well. The statue was reasonably priced and represented exactly as it is. Thanks!

    Reviewer:Kenneth Brown (Columbus, Ohio, US)

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    Wonderful Aesthetic And Spiritual Treasures - 2.12.2015

    We couldn't' be more pleased with the 36" Vishnu and 10" Ganesh we ordered from Lotus Sculpture. Each piece arrived perfectly and safely packaged and what a delight to open each of these packages and see the wonders they held. These sculptures are so beautifully and artfully crafted. I know we will continue to discover more and more of the intricate details, as Vishnu's power and Ganesh's sense of humor become more and more visible. We will always cherish what these sculptures have done to enhance our new home, both aesthetically and spiritually. Thank you, Carol Younghans and Ray Hockedy

    Reviewer:Carol Younghans (Denver, Colorado, US)

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    Excellent customer service, great produce! - 2.9.2015

    I had been looking for a Ho-Tei (Chinese "Laughing Buddha") sculpture and was having very little luck. Somehow I ran across Lotus Sculpture in an internet search and found what I was looking for. The price and shipping costs were quite reasonable, and a phone message left on their customer phone line was answered same day by one of the owners. My wife loves her Ho-Tei sculpture, thanks!!

    Reviewer:john (Sacramento, California, US)
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    • Materials: Lost Wax Method Ice brass, Polished Bronze, Pewter, Bronze, & Copper
    • Total Height Including Base: 36 inches
    • Figure Height: 20 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 26 x 16 inches
    • Weight: 185 pounds
    • Stunning Krishna cast from 4 seperate metals
    • Once in a life time, one of a kind statue!
    • A masterpiece worthy of the Chola kings!
    • This masterpiece Krishna is a one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
    • FREE Shipping!  Freight shipping for Krishna is free inside the USA.  International customers will receive $150 off international shipping.  Please allow 1-2 days for packing

    Description

    Krishna is superb, a true modern masterpiece of Hindu art!  Cast using 4 separate metals in one statue, Krishna is technological bronze casting accomplishment as well as an aesthetic masterwork.  

    Krishna is captured in His classic pose of playing the flute enchanting all the cow herders' daughters with his charisma and melodies. Krishna's beautiful face has a slight smile on his lips, as if he knows that he is in some way up to mischief!  No detail is spared on his cloths and jewelry.  All of his jewels are perfectly carved.  He wears flower bud earrings.  He has tassels dangling from his arms, his headdress that curl behind his ears, tassels coming off his shoulders with a mango shape drop on the end and three sets of tassels that form a type of skirt around his legs.  His jewelry is magnificent.  He wears bracelets, armlets, and anklets on every appendage with each jewel created and carved separately.  Even the bangle on his right arm is free spinning!   He has one yali decoration on his headdress and another as a decoration on his belt.  Yalis are mythical animals that are a mix of an elephant, lion and crocodile.   The yali faced flute has a hanging bell at the end of it.  The golden color of the jewels and decorations contrast perfectly to Krishna's copper skin.

    Krishna is playing beneath an ornate and menacing form of Mahakala or "great time".  Time is seen as all conquering because in the end time devours all things.  Two yalis are carved into the spirals coming from Mahakala's mouth.  The arch is carved with tendril, spiraling designs.  On the outer edge are spade shaped designs that are angled outwards.  The arch comes to a stop at two columns on either side of Krishna that takes on the appearance of the outside of a Hindu temple.  There are two decorative spouts on either side of the midpoint of the arch that look to have a droplet of water coming out of them just like in south Indian Dravidian architecture used in the building of temples.  Below the spouts on both sides are two larger yalis up on two legs with their trunks entwined with a smaller elephant underneath them.  Two of Shiva's dwarfs or gana appear to have the weight of the arch on their shoulders with one hand supporting the arch and the other hand held out.  The small gana wear earrings and have enormous bellies.

    The arch is connected to a beautiful stand with miniature copper columns on each of the corners and silver carved friezes between the columns.  On top of the stand is a beautiful, silver, double lotus base that Krishna is standing on.

    Around Krishna are 4 cows and one bull in various forms of repose that can be arranged around Krishna.  They graze upon a large copper platform.

    Defining Features of the Statue:  The Krishna is made from multiple castings and in separate parts.  Ice brass, bronze, German silver or pewter and pure copper.  A wax mold must be made for each metal.  The casting process is very difficult because each metal has a different melting point the artist must be careful not to have the fire too hot so that the previously casted metal could melt.  The extremely difficult casting technique was pioneered by the Bronze Creative.  Others have tried to copy the technique with very little success.

    Here is a list of attributes of the sculpture and the metal they are made from:
    Krishna's body is made from copper.  His halo and jewels and decorations are made from ice brass.  The double lotus base is German silver.  His flute is made from ice brass.
    The arch is made from copper.  The two decorative spouts are ice brass.  The two gana supporting the sides of the sculpture are bronze.
    The stand that Krishna stands upon is made from pure copper and German silver.
    One cow is bronze, one is German silver and another is ice brass.  Two cows are a made to look like milk cows and are part copper and part German silver.  
    The base is one large piece of copper.

    About Krishna

    One of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, is Krishna worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. Krishna became the focus of a large number of devotional cults, which over the centuries have produced a wealth of religious poetry, music, painting and sculpture.

    The child Krishna was adored for his mischievous pranks; he also performed many miracles and slew demons. As a youth, the cowherd Krishna became renown as a lover, the sound of his flute prompting gopis (wives and daughters of the cowherds) to leave their homes to dance ecstatically with him in the forests. His favorite among them was the beautiful Radha. Krishna's youthful dalliances with the gopis are interpreted as symbolic of the loving interplay between God and the human soul. Krishna affirms life in his pranks, music and lovemaking.

    The rich variety of legends associated with Krishna's life led to an abundance of representation in painting and sculpture. The most reknown story surrounding Krishna is the Bahgavad Gita or Gita which is considered one of the most importatnt Hindu texts. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Krishna is explaining to Arjuna that it is Arjuna's moral obligation to fight in a war that will put him against some members of his family. Krishna like Vishnu is an upholder of the moral order of the universe.
     

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