Asian Tribal Art - Rama, India

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Lost wax cast bronze
3 1/2" (9 cm) high
16-17th century

Rama is the seventh avatar of Vishnu, and his Hindu name means Lord of Self-Control, Lord of Virtue or the Perfect Man. His wife Sita is considered by Hindus to be an avatar of Lakshmi and the embodiment of perfect womanhood. Rama is revered for his unending compassion, courage and devotion to religious values and duty. In this delicately modeled example, the bow that he held in his left hand is missing and the attribute, possibly an arrow, which he held in his right hand, was broken off long ago. The quiver on his back remains, and he stands in his short striped dhoti with his hip thrust sinuously to his right.


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