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Nepalese Hindu Sculptures

14.70 inch Length X 11.00 inch Width X 17.00 inch Height
11.5 inch Height x 10.3 inch Width x 9.2 inch Depth
21.00 inch Height X 14.20 inch Width x 6.20 inch Depth
12 inch X 4.5 inch X 5.5 inch
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6.8 inch Height x 5.7 inch Width x 0.4 inch Depth
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The Aesthetics Of Cross-spiritual Sculpture

India, and its religion Hinduism, has had the largest influence over Nepalese art and sculpture. Despite the modern-day prevalence of Buddhism in Nepal, Hindu sculptures are also made by the region's artisans. To devotees it does not matter where or by who a work of art has been made, as long as it serves its spiritual function as an icon and a meditative aid; but to the connoisseur of spiritual art and iconography, the complexities and resulting aesthetics of the origin of a work of art is very relevant. In this section is curated a collection of Hindu deities sculpted in Nepal by local artisans, in keeping with the sensitivity and worldview of the Nepalese sculptural tradition. The icons come with idealised features of Nepalese men and women, since it is thought that the respective cross-religious devotees could identify with an entity that resembles oneself (this of course does not apply to wrathful deities).

Because of the similarities between India's Hinduism and Nepal's Buddhism, and the iconographies in question, it is difficult to distinguish between sculptures of the same deity made in Nepal and in India. Certain elements like flowing vines to frame the composition, relatively simple or single-layered pedestals, and taut graceful facial features indicate the Nepalese origin of the Hindu sculptures in this section. Modern-day Nepalese artisans follow older sculptural styles long established in India, and given that the emphasis is on upholding tradition as opposed to establishing an individual style. The Nepalese influences are more discernible in the unconventional-medium sculptures such as wood and signature gilded copper.