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An Indian Eastern Bengal Cast Bronze of the Hindu Goddess Radha her Well Emphasised Form Bedecked with Jewellery Her hand proffering an Offering to Krishna
One hand missing the eyes once inlaid
Old silky smooth black patina
Early 19th Century

Size: 29.5cm high - 11½ ins high / 32cm high - 12½ ins high (with base)

Provenance:    

Ex Netherlands Private collection

Hinduism is said to be the oldest religion in the world. It is based on the recognition that Brahman is the highest principle in the universe and pervades all of existence. Vishnu is the preserver god of the Hindu and his followers also worship Rama and Krishna who are incarnations of Vishnu. Adherents of this sect are monastic and devoted to meditative practice and ecstatic chanting. Radha is the female counterpart of Krishna and her name means ‘prosperity, success and lightning’. She has been known as the goddess of love from the 12th century onwards and is considered an incarnation of Lakshimi, the wife of Lord Vishnu and goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. According to legend Radha was married, but had mystical intimacy with Krishna. Born a milkmaid, she is regarded as a goddess of heaven.

Dimensions

29.5cm high


Stock number

49/35
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