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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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    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
    museum piece - 1.24.2015

    kyle, I have been looking at nataraja for a long time and then I found lotus sculpture. you always had the best pieces available but I am very picky. you are the best to work with and the statue arrived very quickly. it is beautiful and I can't stop looking at it. I feel like this is a true museum piece. thank you and I hope to order again soon! bill

    Reviewer:william kreilick (lambertville, new jersey, US)

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    Lotus Sculpture adds to the beauty of life! - 1.22.2015

    Lotus Sculpture has the most beautiful statues in the world. There is definitely a chemistry between the statues, the team at Lotus Sculpture and the purchaser. Receiving our Umbrella Ganesh was memorable. Our dream of having this statue was fulfilled. Kyle offered such a great price for it. A truly beautiful piece by the amazingly talented artists of India, who sculpted him. It's a labor of love. I am convinced that Kyle Tortora was divinely chosen to spread the love that each statue brings to its owners. We named Umbrella Ganesh Mr. G. after our station weatherman. Lord Ganesh will keep an eye on the weather for all of us! Thanks Lotus Sculpture! You add to the beauty of life! Steven Olsen and Jenny Wolkowicki New Jersey

    Reviewer:Jenny Wolkowicki (Roselle Park , NJ, US)

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    The rating scale should go to 11...! - 1.20.2015

    I cant rave enough about the customer service and stunning quality of the artwork. Kyle packed up my statue with the utmost of care and it arrived promptly and in perfect condition. My home feels complete with Buddha in my living room and has created the ultimate space for meditating. Thanks so much for providing this inspiring art !

    Reviewer:Matt Gorham (Gilbert, AZ, US)

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    Alms Buddha (Indonesian Lava Stone, Hand Carved in Bali, 42") - 12.31.2014

    It just arrived this afternoon on New Year's Eve to our home in Louisiana and mere words cannot say how happy and thrilled we are! The statue shows true artistry and will be perfect in the Meditation Garden we plan to put in our backyard in 2015. It was very well packed and crated and looks beautiful! Thank you so very much for your time and consideration! Kimberly and I wish you and yours all the best in 2015! Sincerely, John John Warrington

    Reviewer:John Warrington (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US)

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    My daughter loved her Buddha, best Christmas gift! - 12.26.2014

    I bought the garden Buddha for my daughter for Christmas. It is a beautiful sculpture. The entire process of ordering from the web site, which was a great web site, and receiving the sculptures in plenty of time for Christmas morning was perfect. It was truly a great gift to give her and she absolutely loved it. Forget the newest technology, a serene and beautiful sculpture is a wonderful way to gift someone you love.

    Reviewer:Mary Beth Seely (Parkton, Maryland, US)

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    GANESHA ARRIVED SAFELY! - 12.22.2014

    Wonderful transaction! The statue is better than the photo suggested. I am also looking for a 13-15 inch Dancing Shiva, but have had no such luck. Help me?

    Reviewer:RICARDO SALINAS (PETALUMA, CA, US)

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    Happy Buddha Very Happy Wife - 12.21.2014

    Kyle, Thanks so much for your great website and providing such wonderful statues. The Happy Buddha I ordered exceeded expectations in all ways--exceptional quality and craftsmanship. And best of all my wife loves it! Cheers! Jim

    Reviewer:Jim Anderson (Glendale, ca, US)

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    Tmeless sculptures - 12.4.2014

    I had ordered the andal and I was worried how the details would be as to the features. I absolutely loved it and it has the ancient looks of Indian sculptures and the features were sharp. The item arrived in couple of days and I was thrilled. I collect antiques and Indian artifacts and I am sure I will be a frequent customer at your store. I think I have found my "go to " shop for Indian relics. Thank you so much Savitha

    Reviewer:Savitha (Saratoga, California, US)

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    great buy, as described - 12.3.2014

    beautiful Shiva lingam statue. thank you.

    Reviewer:amit (Porter, Texas, 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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