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19th Century Antique Krishna Statue 6.5"
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19th Century Antique Krishna Statue 6.5"

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Statue Details
Materials: 19th Century Bronze from India
Total Height Including Base: 6.5 inches or 17 cms
Base Diameter: 2.5 inches
Weight: 2 pounds or 1 kg
  • This sculpture captures Krishna, the divine cowherder, playing the flute (now missing) with his right leg over his left in a casual stance wearing hoop earrings and a conical styled headress
  • This sculpture has a bronze patina with relics of red and black paint over the head, hands and feet from the previous owners who painted the entire statue 
  • Statues of this size were often transported with the family so that they could contine to worship while away from home 
  • This antique Krishna is being sold from the personal collection of Matthew Friedman, it was purchased from an antique dealer in Dhaka, Bangladesh who collected these statues for a 50 year period throughout Bangladesh.  The statues were purchased from the dealer between 1999-2001 when he worked for USAID in Dhaka 
Krishna is famous for playing the flute. His flute playing would beguile the cow herder's daughters whom were all in love with Krishna. Krishna is a hero and central figure of Bhagavad-Gita. The story of the young Krishna playing his flute comes from the Bhagavata Purana.  In this epic Kirshna plays the flute to preserve the dharma while defeating demons.  This particular story has inspired countless theatre and dance performances in India.  Krishna loved life and lived his time on this earth to the fullest.

This statue is from the private collection of Matthew Friedman. Matthew has lived and worked in Asia for the past twenty five years. During this period, he was posted as a diplomat for the US Government (USAID) and the United Nations in Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand. Friedman has written three books related to Asian art: one book on traditional metal casting techniques in Bangladesh, and two books profiling traditional brass and bronze antiques from Nepal. Over a twenty year period, Friedman has amassed a large collective of brass and bronze items from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Laos. Friedman periodically presents at museum and art society events on the topic of how the lost wax method is used to make traditional Buddhist and Hindu statues. This statue was purchased from antique dealers in Dhaka, Bangladesh where Matthew was the head of USAID.

Matt Friedman is a focused on raising awareness on human trafficking in the world and has given 2 TED talks on the subject. View the most recent TED talk here: https: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUR_yFYDtOo
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Brass statues from Thailand do not need much maintenance. The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use.

You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup.

You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup. If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.

Thai brass's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate. The metal can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold. We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine.

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19th Century Antique Krishna Statue 6.5"

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