Durga Dhokra sculpture


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Durga Dhokra sculpture $425.00

Bronze Dhokra folk sculpture of Durga, the Hindu mother goddess, seated on her lion-tiger vahana or animal mount.

Durga is the mother goddess and most powerful form of female divine energy. This bronze folk sculpture of Durga shows her with multiple arms and seated on a lion-tiger, which is her vahana or animal mount. This Dhokra sculpture is made in the lost-wax bronze technique, which is an ancient form of metal casting in India and has been used for centuries in court, temple, and folk traditions. The artist makes a wax model which they then surround with clay to create a mold. The molten bronze is poured into the mold to form a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture. The name Dhokra refers to a tribal community of metalsmiths in West Bengal and Odisha who are masters of this lost-wax casting technique.

Durga, 20th century, West Bengal or Odisha, India. Dhokra community. Bronze, lost-wax technique. 9 ½ x 6 inches.

Additional information

Weight33.3 kg
Dimensions3 × 6.5 × 9 cm