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Khajuraho Lady - Sandstone (Medium, 29cm)

Khajuraho Lady - Sandstone (Medium, 29cm)

Regular price $390.00 AUD
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Khajuraho Ladies are made famous from the well-known Khajuraho temple in India. R. Mani, who works expertly with sandstone, as well as having sculpted within temples in India as well, captures the essence of strong female energy. The Khajuraho temple highlights womanhood and celebrates the feminine spirit. This tradition and style is held within this piece, as the beautiful woman applies her make-up. Symbolising expression, strength and confidence of a woman. Her voluptuous, feminine forms are skillfully carved with details of traditional jewels hanging around her neck. Female sculptures are symbolic of the physical and divine beauty of women, feminine forms and female sensuality.

Female figures, play a pivotal role in ancient Indian sculpture.  Such figures are often found decorating gates, panels and murals of ancient Indian temples such as the Khajuraho temple. In India, female sculptures pay tribute to the physical and divine beauty of women, their feminine energy and sensuality. Such images of women are symbolic of fertility and abundance of life. For this reason the female body was celebrated across ancient Indian art and architecture.


Mani mastered the craftsmanship technique of sculpting using Sandstone material. Inspired by the ancient Indian temples such as Khajurao and Menakshi - he is famous for depicting Hindu deities, Indian goddesses, dancing ladies and beautiful feminine figures in his work. Admiration and value of his skills were so strong across India, that he was honoured by the President of India in 1986.

Note: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of a kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.


Artist: R. Mani
Origin: Chennai, India
Dimensions: 29cm(h) x 11.5cm(l) x 7.5cm(w)
Weight: 2.4kg (2438g) 
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