A gracious depiction
of feminine beauty and grace this rare antique sculpture from 19th century Tibet
has been designated as either the goddess Parvarati of Mayadevi. Parvati symbolizes
many noble virtues esteemed by Hindu tradition. Coupled with Shiva together they
represent both the power of renunciation and asceticism and the blessings of marital
felicity. Mayadevi is the mother of the historical Buddha.
in this beautifully wrought sculpture the Goddess is scintillating with lifelike
beauty. Her supple curves, subtle tilt of the head and gracious gestures of the
arms and legs bespeak an innate elegance of embodied femininity. Her ornamentation
sculpts her body and is accented by jewels that delicately mirror her third eye
with the heart of her womb. Jewels also accent her elegant armbands and earrings.
The goddess" countenance bespeaks a sweet contentment. When woman is full
so is the heart of the world. Missing two jewels, but in very good condition this
is an exceptional piece that bespeaks of deep devotion to feminine essence. (SD)