Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue
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Vintage Indian Bronze Naga Kanya Statue

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Beautiful Indian bronze sculpture of a Naga Kanya. The statue would have been made using the loss wax technique where the sculpture is first made from wax, a mould case around the wax and then molten bronze poured into the mould so that the wax is displaced and the bronze takes the form of the original wax sculpture. There seems to a small manufacturing defect on the LHS wing where it joins to the body but it is not noticeable from the front. // Naga Kanya—also known as Nag Kanya or Naag Kanya—snake of the rainbow, daughter of the serpent, guardian of treasures, benevolent goddess of the three realms. In Hindu mythology, Nagas are serpentine spirits who reside in the underworld, protecting and offering the teachings of the Mother Goddess. They are said to guard all esoteric and mystical teachings, offering them only to those who come humbly to receive. In turn, they offer protection and gifts to the seeker. The Nagas are also known as apsaras, or elemental nymphs who preside over both the natural world as well as the unseen. They are petitioned for weather-related blessings, and it is considered highly disrespectful to pollute environments in which they are said to live. Washing soiled clothes in a naga- inhabited stream can result in illnesses or naga afflictions, such as cancer and skin disease. Amongst these snake guardian elementals, Naga Kanya is Queen. She stands out as a well-loved spiritual ally in the Eastern traditions of India, Nepal, and parts of China. Naga Kanya is most often depicted as a woman with the lower body of a serpent, the torso of a human female, and bird wings, with hooded cobras presiding up above her crown and a conch shell in her hands. Some stories and images depict her with 5 cobras, others with 7 or 9. The number of snakes above Naga Kanya’s crown indicates one who has accessed a very high level of initiation; a fully activated Kundalini energy.