Celebrated during the Gangaur festival, this large statuette of the Goddess Gaurī, in polychrome wood, presents marvellous polychromy, depicting traditional complexions and clothing.
“Gan” is a synonym of the God Shiva, and “Gaurī” or “Gaur”, of the Goddess Parvatī, the divine wife of Shiva.
The Gangaur is one of the most popular festivals throughout Rajasthan. It takes place every year in the month of the chaitra (March-April), The Gangaur festivity is especially celebrated by women, first in their dwellings, then in public processions, where the statuettes, richly dressed, were placed on little tables and carried on women’s heads.
Single women hope getting married with the chosen one, whereas married women aspire to marital happiness and formulate wishes of good health for their husbands.
Northern India - Rajasthan, 19th century.
Height: 98 cm.
A few cracks due to its age and use.
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- secolul al XIX-lea
- Theme/ depiction
- Grande statue de la déesse Gaurī. Inde, XIXe siècle
- Good condition, see description
- 98×26×22 cm