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Statute of Venugopal, Ganesha and a Saint
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Intricately carved statute of Venugopal in center is flanked by Ganesha and Saint’s images on both side and all of them stand on double lotus seat. All three divinities stands under carved arch, which depicts kirtimukha (face of glory) on top, and their seats, have been fixed on long rectangular pedestal. The name Venugopal refers to Krishna with flute (venu), is also known as Gopala, he stands cross legged along with cow and flanked by garland bearers. Sharp featured image of Krishna is adorned with ornamental crown, vanamala, armlet, necklaces, bangles, anklets, dhoti and sash. Four armed Ganesha is portrayed in his traditional style on the right side, while two armed saint is on left hand side. The crowned Gamesha sits on mouse and holds his aydha (weapons) i.e, elephant goda, noose, tusk and sweet. Two armed saint is also jeweled and he wears; necklaces, bangles and anklets.

History of the Object
Ganesha, son of Siva and Parvati and Venugopal (Krishna's form) are the most popular dieties worshiped thoughout the country. Special temples were dedicated to these Gods and images were made using differnet materials.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Wood 
Measurements
40.5 x 42.0 x 8.5 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Tamilnadu 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th century 
Function
 
Acquisition
Religious purpose 
Copyright
National Museum, New Delhi 
Acknowledgements
National Museum, New Delhi 
Owner
National Museum, New Delhi 
Museum
National Museum-New Delhi 
Credit line
National Museum, New Delhi 

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