These bronzes are not just about skill. The devotion with which each artisan works on the murti at hand is nothing like other sculptural traditions from around the world. Such streamlined skill, such sanctity of purpose could be made out from each aspect of the standing sculpture. The lifelike lines of Her hands and feet, the yogic musculature of Her powerful form, and the supremely compassionate expression on Her face. The pleats of Her silken dhoti clings to Her legs, and a plethora of sashes float about Her hips. Dense shringar clothes Her torso and arms. The pedestal She is on is a fine example of devotional workmanship of the region - an inverted lotus atop multiple tiers engraved with more lotus petals. Note how unusual Her engraved crown is, resembling the amalaka and shikhara of the quintessential Dravidian temple.
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