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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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    Fabulous service - 9.16.2014

    When I ordered my Ganesha statue, I didn't expect it to arrive so quickly but BOOM, there he was on my porch in less than a week! It was packed meticulously and with the love that it deserved. He is sitting proudly in my living room now and I couldn't be happier. Thank you!

    Reviewer:Monica (Kalamazoo, Michigan, US)

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    perfect - 9.15.2014

    Buddha as presented. Packed well. Shipped quickly. How could I not be pleased? We are most happy with this purchase!

    Reviewer:L. Mattas (Hidden Valley Lake, California, US)

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    great - 9.13.2014

    thanks for all. I apreciate your fast service

    Reviewer:yolanda (aventura, florida, US)

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    Buddha - 9.8.2014

    I cannot say enough positive about my experience in working with Kyle at Lotus Sculpture. I made a purchase of a beautiful Buddha, and it was damaged during shipping. Kyle was so positive and supportive, professional and personable: as unhappy as I am over loosing the beautiful Buddha I had chosen, Kyle worked with me to find another. I am very delighted with my Buddha; the new one has arrived safetly and is even more amazing than Kyle could describe. Every time I have ever contacted Kyle with any question, he has been very quick to respond, and given me good information. My overall experience with Kyle and Lotus Sculpture has been very positive, and I am looking forward to future satisfying events. Thank you, Des.

    Reviewer:Ava Desiree Hutsell (Warwick, RI, US)

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    A Wonderful Experience - 8.25.2014

    Buying these Ganeshas were a dream of mine for so long and I'm glad I did. Kyle was absolutely wonderful to deal and my Ganeshas came rather quickly and beautifully packaged. They are treasures on my altar and already I'm thinking of my next purchase. Thank you Lotus Sculpture for your wonderful service.

    Reviewer:Aman Pillay (Auckland, Auckland, NZ)

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    Antique Meenakshi Statue - 8.17.2014

    I have been looking at this statue for years, and knew deep down that I wanted to add it to my collection of other Lotus Sculpture statues. This antique statue is unique (estimated to be between 50 and 200 years old) and was offered to me at such a special discount that I felt overwhelmed when I opened the box, carefully packaged by Kyle and his team. When I looked at Goddess Meenakshi I smiled, because her nose is slightly crooked just like mine! I knew immediately that I am part of her and she is part of me. She is now sitting proudly on a dresser beside another antique statue of Shiva. Their respective heights are perfect. The love couple is complete! Thanks to Lotus Sculpture and Kyle Tortora for his generosity and for giving me this one chance opportunity to be connected to what is close to my heart. May Lotus Sculpture be prosperous!

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

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    Thank you! - 8.12.2014

    In all of my interactions with the owner of Lotus Sculpture, I experienced respectful communication, clear organization and overall excellent customer service. Thank you. I love the piece I bought from you.

    Reviewer:Amy Nosek (Bowen Island, British Columbia, CA)

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    Backyard Beauties - 8.9.2014

    Kyle with Lotus Sculpture, worked with us to find the best situation for our new swimming pool. We purchased two beautiful Buddha Heads that now stand on our pool columns overlooking the pool. Beautiful!!! We'll continue to shop here for more special Buddha's.

    Reviewer:David A. Kress (Chandler, AZ, US)

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    Nataraja - 8.4.2014

    LOVE IT. I can feel the energy of it. VERY BEAUTIFUL! Thank you! Namaste, Fabienne

    Reviewer:Fabienne Diaz (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 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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