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SOLD Red Marble Ardhanari Statue 18"
Item# 52rm99-ardhanari

SOLD Red Marble Ardhanari Statue 18"

Item# 52rm99-ardhanari 1584 Store Reviews
Purchase SOLD Red Marble Ardhanari Statue 18"
Statue Details
Materials: Hand Carved Red Gorora Marble from Uttar Pradesh, India
Total Height Including Base: 18 inches
Base Width & Depth: 10 x 7 inches
Weight: 14 pounds
  • A beautiful sculpture of Ardhanari captured in dancing posture
  • Ardhanari is gazing at himself in a mirror, this is usually seen only in Mirror Devi sculptures
  • This particular piece of red marble has a deep, resonant color
  • Nandi is seated at the foot of Ardhanari with a face of a half lion half bull in bas-relief on the front of the base
Ardhanari is an androgynous deity composed of Shiva and his consort Shakti, representing the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies. The Ardhanari form also illustrates how the female principle of God, Shakti is inseparable from the male principle of God, Shiva.  Ardhanari in iconography is depicted as half-male and half-female, split down the middle.  The female side is further denoted by the vahana or vehicle of Devi, the Lion, and Shiva's side by his vehicle, Nandi shown in bas relief on the base.  Nandi is also shown seated in the sculpture at Ardhanari's feet.  The dancing Ardhanari is holding a fire or Agni, a drum or dhamru, a lotus flower and a mirror in which he is looking into.  The face has a slight smile and benign expression.  The overall details of the piece are masterfully carved with each detail of the jewelry being individually carved.  It is a stunning version of Ardhanari!

About Gorora Stone:  Gorora stone or Red marble is a wonderful stone for sculpture because of its wide color range.  It is rarer than most soft stones and must be shipped into Tamil Nadu from Uttar Pradesh in the north.  The stone has wonderful cream/yellow/green veins in it contrasting to the beautiful deep red to sometimes pink natural coloration of the stone.  The stone is extremely glossy.  When a red marble statue is polished it has a disarming shimmer.
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
Balan Arimuvani is the artist behind all our colored marble statues.  He has worked with Lotus Sculpture since we started in 2002. His small marble workshop began with only him and 2 other workers.  His business has grown to 8 marble artists and now he has a granite workshop employing 30 workers for large granite statues. He continually credits Lotus Sculpture with his success saying it would not have been possible with out the continuing commissions from Lotus Sculpture.  Balan is a good friend of Kyle Tortora, the owner of Lotus Sculpture. He has a wife and two beautiful girls.

View the video below to meet Balan and see his marble workshop and see a little how the statues are carved:

Use a cotton cloth and gently buff the surface of the statue to bring out the natural polish of the stone.

White, red and black marble statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. Here are some easy tips to keep your White, red and black marble statues from Lotus Sculpture looking like the gods they are:

  • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
  • To make the statue shine use a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
  • You can use a small amount of natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil to further polish the sculpture
  • Use a tooth brush to get into the hard to reach spaces of the sculpture
  • DO NOT TOUCH the painted surfaces of any of the white marble statues. This will damage the painting if done often

White marble statues from Varanasi, India that are unpainted can be placed outdoors. We recommend keeping our smaller red and black marble statues as well as any painted marble statues in an indoor environment. The red and black marble statues have some delicate pieces that could chip if left outisde. The paint from the white marble statues will not last for more than 4 years if left outside so use discretion when placing your statues outdoors.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected]

Watch the video below to see how we package our statues for freight shipping

USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend.
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.  Besides the shipping price, the results will also display the date the statue will arrive at your home. 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.


International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. ​International shipping charges will be calculated automatically upon checkout. ​
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.

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SOLD Red Marble Ardhanari Statue 18"

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