Antique Indonesian Style Javanese Lakshmi Statue / Consort of Vishnu - 30cm/12"
Measures – (Height) 30cm/12”
An antique Indonesian style Javanese Lakshmi, devi or Goddess statue in 13th century Majapahit style.
Lakshmi is stood samabhanga on a round lotus leaf pedestal which is itself placed on a decorated rectangular plinth. Her robes drape and cling naturally to her body. She is wearing simple jewellery and holds a water urn or Kalasha in her right hand.
The kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. It is referred to as "overflowing full vase" in the Vedas. The Kalasha is believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life, and thus is viewed as a symbol of abundance, wisdom, and immortality.
Upon her head she wears a decorative Javanese style tiara in front of her Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises control over Positive and Negative attitudes. She has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large ear rings.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage. The embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. Also called Mahalakshmi, she is said to bring good luck, and is believed to protect her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows.
The malachite patina and details of this piece are particularly appealing.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add a unique touch to any room of your home or workplace.
One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of the consort of Vishnu is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
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