Antique Thai Style Bronze Dancing Apsara or Angel Statue - 85cm/34"
Measurements - H85cm/34"
Antique Thai style bronze Apsara or Heavenly angel. The Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology - a âcelestial nymph' or âcelestial 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.
Styled after artistic techniques prevalent in the time of the powerful Khmer Empire of South East Asia. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to your home, office or sacred space.
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