Vintage Brass Hindu Cow Calf Statue Mother Baby Statue-Hindu Religious Animal Decorative Figurine Travel Home Decor


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Artisans of Muradabad in north India have crafted brass figurines using age-old sand casting technique. The cow was possibly revered because Hindus relied heavily on it for dairy products and for tilling the fields, and on cow dungs a source of fuel and fertilizer. Thus, the cow’s status as a 'caretaker' led to identifying it as an almost maternal figure (hence the term gau mata). In the olden days cattle being limited to select few fortunate folks, the cows enjoyed the status that gold or money enjoys today. Krishna, one of the incarnations of god in Hindu mythology (Avatar), tended cows. The cow and bull represent the symbol of Dharma. Reverence for cows and bulls is in the major texts of the Vedic religion.
This piece was hand casted, you can see the unique nails used to hold the animals in place, 2 of the nails are not tight, but it does not affect the uniqueness this piece adds to your home/office
Measures 5 1/4 in long x 3 3/4 wide x 4 1/4 in tall

Materials: brass.