This is a magnificent 30 cm tall sculpture of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fertility, abundance and well-being depicted here as Deepa Lakshmi carrying a single diya or oil lamp standing on a round floral shaped pedestal with a beautifully crafted bird perched on her shoulder .
Handcrafted by skilled artisans from the south of India with an exquisite copper and gold patina, Lakshmi is a Hindu female deity seen here with her sensuous feminine beauty which is timeless with her exquisite slim figure and draped garbierre, intricate jewellery, head dress and elegant coiffure with fine engravings.
The goddess is a harbinger of good fortune and her countenance bespeaks of deep inner peace, a reflection of Santosha - Sanskrit for the deep contentment that is our innate nature and is the gift of the gods and goddesses.
When the sun goes down at the end of the day, its the light or 'Prakash' of the deep that provides us the wealth of brightness or Lakshmi bringing joy, celebration, knowledge and life signifying the 'ray of light' inspiring us towards progress.
Measures: Size: 30 cm tall . Diameter of pedestal is 10 cm
Weight: 2.90 kilograms