This Beautiful Bronze Icon is is Somewhat an Allegory of Maternal Love. Whilst Yashoda Was a Surrogate or Krishna's Foster Mother That Did Not Affect The Tenderness And Devotion She Bestowed Upon Him. Cast in The "Lost Wax" Technique Yashoda Stands Proudly Upright Her Right Hand Holding a Lotus Bud, Her Left Arm Cradling The Infant Krishna. Her Ample Breast is Surrounded by Traditional Jewellery, Her Mid-Section Further Embellished Whilst Her Dhoti is Finished With Hand Tooling. The Two (2) Are Supported on a Steeped Plinth Base, Her Extreme Upper Fashioned Hair Terminates in a Large Topknot or Bun (Kesbabandha ). As With Most Bronzes of This Type There Will be 1-2% of Gold in The Metal Mix. Her Rich Coppery Patina Does Show Some Signs of Age Although in Terms of Condition She is Very Good to Excellent. Perfect as a Gift,For Personal Devotion or The Connoisseur Collector.
The Height of This Icon is: 13.5 cm
I Would Date This Icon to The 19th Century Circa: 1800-1899
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Antique 19thC Delightful South Indian Bronze Icon of Yashoda Holding Infant Krisha