Black Marble Ardhanari Statue 16"
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Black Marble Ardhanari Statue 16"

Item #: 93bm8

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Statue Details

Materials: Black Marble from Bihar, India Hand Carved in Tamil Nadu, India
Total Height Including Base: 16 inches or 41 cms
Base Width & Depth: 5.5 x 4 inches
Weight: 12 pounds or 5 kgs
  • Ardhanari or Ardhanareeswar is the synthesis of Shiva and Parvati into one form with Shiva is on the right and Parvati is on the left
  • Shiva's right side has a cobra perched on his shoulder and his hand raised in the vitarka mudra of teaching or debate with Parvati's side wearing leggings with her exposed breast and a bindi on her forehead
  • Ardhanari is hand carved from one piece of black marble by the artist of South India and completely one of a kind, you will receive this exact statue with your order
Description Ardhanari or Ardhanareeswar is the synthesis of Shiva and Parvati into one form. In Ardhanari sculpture the body of Shiva has taken on the form of his wife Parvati; Shiva on the right and Parvati on the left. This is a living example of why Shiva is known as the role model for husbands because he has given his body to his wife absorbing her within him. The right side of Shiva has his hand in the abhaya mudra with a cobra next to his face. The left side of Parvati has all the womanly attributes of Parvati; her large exposed breast, and her customary leggings.
Care
"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]


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.