Youthful Lord Krishna

598.00

Handcrafted and unique sculpture of Lord Krishna, the heroic and benevolent Hindu god. This hand-modelled stoneware (high-firing clay) sculpture comes to life through a long process that includes three firings, the application of glazes and liquid gold, and embellishment with high-quality crystal stones.

Catalogue Number: K 001/2021

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Additional information

Weight .84 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 10 cm
Materials used

Stoneware (high-firing clay); glaze and liquid gold; high-quality crystal stones

Lord Krishna (Kṛṣṇa: 'dark') is a major deity in Hinduism. He is worshipped as the eighth avatar of Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right, God the Father. He is the god of protection, compassion, tenderness, spontaneity, diplomacy and love, and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities.
The anecdotes and narratives of Krishna's life are generally titled as Krishna Leela. He is a central character in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad Gita, and is mentioned in many Hindu philosophical, theological, and mythological texts. They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and as the universal supreme being. His iconography reflects these legends, and shows him in different stages of his life, such as an infant stealing and eating butter, a young cowherd playing a flute, a boy with Radha or surrounded by women devotees, or a friendly charioteer giving counsel to his friend Arjuna during the epic Mahabharata war.
He is believed to have been born in Mathura, India, in 3228 BC.

Catalogue Number: K 001/2021

(Product weights and sizes are approximate. Sizes are in the order of height, width, depth.)