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SOLD Boat with Hindu Gods Pala Museum Piece 37"
Item# 3b39

SOLD Boat with Hindu Gods Pala Museum Piece 37"

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Statue Details
Materials: Lost Wax Method Bangladeshi Bronze
Total Height Including Base: 12 inches
Base Width & Depth: 32 x 5 inches
Weight: 32 pounds
This piece is a direct copy of a Pala period piece in the Dhaka museum in Bangladesh considered to be a masterwork of Pala bronze.  The sculpture is a wealth of figures and artistry.  In total there are 12 figures which are individually made and able to viewed 360 degrees around.  From the back to front are two women, and a turtle.  One of the women holds the body of the dead king and is offering it to the other.  Narasimha killing the demon King Hiranyakashipu.  Durga with ten arms raised sitting on her vehicle the lion.  Two cobras, a symbol of Shiva surrounding a Shiva lingam.  And lastly Shiva sitting with his guardian, the white bull, Nandi.

The front of the boat is magnificent.  The torso of a woman is stretched out holding a conch.  The conch represents "Om", the first sound of creation and also the beginning of matter, since sound and matter are consider to be synonymous.   The head of the boat is a mythical animal with the nose of an elephant and the head of a bird with a fish half way into it's mouth.

An interesting story about this piece:  While exporting bronze pieces from Bangladesh there is along process where you must get the approval from the archeological department saying that the bronze pieces are not antiques and can be let out of the country.  It is illegal to smuggle antiques from Bangladesh.  The archaeological department spent a lot of time looking over this piece.  They all agreed it was not antique yet because the pose is so unique to Bangladesh, it being a direct copy of a piece in the museum in Dhaka, they were unsure as to if they should let it out of Bangladesh.  After a brief discussion they agreed that it could be let out of Bangladesh and brought to America.
I always say to our customers; The sculpture chooses you, you do not choose the sculpture.
You just know when you find the right piece to bring into your home and into your heart.
- Kyle Tortora, Founder of Lotus Sculpture

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You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page.  Or you can email [email protected] or call us 760-994-4455 to receive a shipping quote. Please include the item number of the statue you are interested in purchasing as well as your country and postal code.​ Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

SOLD Boat with Hindu Gods Pala Museum Piece 37"

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For a limited time we are offering free UPS Ground shipping on all orders within the 48 States. International customers will receive a 40% discount off the price of shipping. This discount will be extended to our Canadian customers as well!

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SOLD Boat with Hindu Gods Pala Museum Piece 37"

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