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Loving Couple - Sandstone (Medium, 25cm)

Loving Couple - Sandstone (Medium, 25cm)

Regular price $1,175.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $1,175.00 AUD
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A statue that depicts a loving couple in their moment of intimacy. This piece represents the sacred union between the feminine and masculine. Two halves of the same whole, creating a powerful, creative, all-conquering bond.  This piece encapsulates sensuality, the togetherness of the female and male soul when intimate, combining in a state of pleasure and ultimate connection. Artist R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous Khajuraho Temples in India, often associated with erotic sculptures that celebrate the art of intimacy and partnership. There is a deeper symbology to this piece – representing the bliss of the unification of all opposite forces in God.


Mani, born in 1965, is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by Art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor, maintaining and restoring sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India. Then passing his skills on to his son.

Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples in India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, and Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specialises in traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble.

Holder of two awards from the President of India for his work, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of bliss that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation. Some of the leading meditation centres around the world carry his work. R. Mani's intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.

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 kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.


Artist: R. Mani
Year: 2022
Origin: Tamil Nadu, India
Weight: 5.9kg
Dimensions: 25cm(height) x 19cm(length) x 10cm(width)
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