Antique Repoussé Vishnu Votive Plaque, India (5174A-TAK)
H: 7.5” W: 5.75” D: 2.5” | FREE SHIPPING
This repoussé votive plaque portrays the Hindu deity Vishnu with a double aureole holding the conch shell he uses to make the om sound that embodies divine energy, a crown representing his supreme power earrings signifying the dual nature of creations. The lotus next to him and the lotus leaves of his throne symbolize purity, truth, and the unfolding of creation.
Most Hindus have images of one or more murtis, (gods and goddesses) on their home altar to help them in their daily prayers (puja), focus attention and help visualize them. A murti is treated with the utmost respect, care and reverence but devotees never worship the objects and instead use them used only to help envision the deities during prayer. This copper allow repoussé votive plaque portrays Vishnu surrounded by a double textured aureole, one around his head and the other surrounding his body, both enclosed within thick borders and detailed interior designs. The conch shell he holds in his left hand makes sacred sound (om) which embodies divine energy and the primal sound from which all creation evolved that embodies divine energy, his crown represents his supreme power and authority, and his earrings signify the dual nature of creations such as knowledge and ignorance, pleasure and pain and happiness and unhappiness. A flowering lotus next to him and the lotus leaves of his throne symbolizes purity, truth, and the unfolding of creation. Vishnu is the Preserver, the Savior and the Protector and, along with Brahma and Shiva, are the triad (trimurti) of the supreme Hindu deities. Hindus revere him as the divine being from which all things arise. Repoussé is a metalwork technique in which malleable metal is decorated with low relief designs by hammering from the reverse side. A metal sheet cover has been attached to the back, and the piece is set on a custom lucite base.This piece is part of the VA Spiritual-and-Inspirational Collections of Hindu-Cultural-and-Ritual Art and Deities-and-Legends.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 5 in|
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Ht: 7.5” W: 5.75” D: 2.5”
Ht: 19.05cm W: 14.60cm D: 6.35cm
Very good, patina and wear consistent with age and use
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