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SOLD Award Winning Marble Ardhanari 33"
Item# 57bm26

SOLD Award Winning Marble Ardhanari 33"

Purchase SOLD Award Winning Marble Ardhanari 33"
Statue Details
Materials: Black Marble from Bihar, India, carved in Tamil Nadu, India
Total Height Including Base: 33 inches from bottom of base to top of trident
Base Height: 4 inches
Base Width & Depth: 11.5 x 5.5 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
  • Ardhanari won the prestigious Poombuhar Handicraft award for best sculpture in the state of Tamil Nadu 2004-2005
  • A masterpiece carving from one piece of black marble
  • Sensuous facial features captures the androgynous beauty of Ardhanari
  • This stunning sculpture ships from our California gallery
This encaptivating Adhanari sculpture won the prestigious Poombuhar Handicraft award for best sculpture in the state of Tamil Nadu 2004-2005.   It has both power and feminine aspects associated with Ardhanari, the synthesis of Shiva and Parvati.  Ardhanari's face is sublime!  Beauty just pulsates from the expression.  Ardhanari stares down with a passive aloofness of a god.  Shiva is depicted on the right side and Parvati on the left.  Shiva is holding a noose and a trident while Parvati holds a lotus flower.  Over Ardhanari's head is a cobra.  To the right of Ardhanari is a female attendant.  Carved into the base is half the face of a Nandi, Shiva's bull, and a lion which is the vehicle of Parvati.  The enitre sculpture is carved from one piece of black marble.  The entire piece of marble is affixed to a block of wood. 

The statue is carved from one piece of marble.  The marble is very unique with large veins of orange towards the top of the sculpture.  The natural colors of the marble actually add to the power of the overall sculpture. 

This stunning Ardhanari sculpture is a one of kind marble statue, hand-carved by the artists of south India.  When you purchase this piece you will receive this exact sculpture.

About the Black Marble:  The black marble, called sange-rathek, is found in Jhansi, in the state of Bihar, India.  The stone is known for its wonderful deep black/blue color and the colored purple and yellow veins that flow through the stone.  Looking into a piece of sange-rathek is like staring into deep space and seeing distant galaxies.  It is a very unique and wonderful stone.  Sculpture is very rare to find in this stone because there are seldom pieces of raw stone large enough to accommodate a full-sized sculpture.

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]

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.

SOLD Award Winning Marble Ardhanari 33"

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