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Bronze Apsara Statue

Bronze Apsara Statue
 
 

Bronze Apsara Statue

Item No.
120547
      • Product Description:

        Inspired by sculptures and devotional objects found in the V&A's Asia Collections, this bronze sculpture has been reproduced with applied patina on bronze according to today's antiqued appearance of the original statues. This piece is designed and crafted by hand.

        About the Statue:
        The Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology – a ‘celestial nymph’ or ‘celestial maiden’.Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. They are often the wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra. They dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men. As caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of Norse mythology. As ethereal beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to Angels. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shape at will, and rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling. They are also associated with fertility rites.


         

Product Details
  • Dimensions: 59 cm height
  • Composition: bronze
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