Hindu Goddess Laxshmi or Laxmi Statue
Laxshmi statue. Laxshmi, or Sri, is the Hindu Goddess of love and beauty and the Indian equivalent of Aphrodite. Born on a lotus from the churning of the milky sea, her consort Vishnu manifested as a tortoise avatar.
The festival of Divali is held to request her blessings.
Here she is shown holding sacred lotus flowers, one hand raised in blessing, and showering the gold coins of her favor.
Made by our artisan's cooperative in India.
[From a bronze statue, India 1500 C.E.]
lightweight, tall and slim statue mad of sacred Ganges Clay and resin with bronze hand finishing
very detailed and antiqued in bronze color
8.5 inches high