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Apsaras with musical instruments

Apsara is a female spirit of the water and clouds, she is exceedingly beautiful and possesses many artistic skills, music and dance which she uses to seduce and charm gods and humans. In our Museum we have a wide array of such apsaras forming part of installations.
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This carved and painted figure represents an apsara, the nymphs who serve as musicians and dancers at the court of Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Such figurines are often incorporated into the architectural program of Jain and Hindu temples as well as havelis or palatial mansions where they serve as symbols of welcome and prosperity.She is depicted playing a traditional instrument known as the #bansuri or #flute.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This carved and painted figure represents an apsara, the nymphs who serve as musicians and dancers at the court of Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Such figurines are often incorporated into the architectural program of Jain and Hindu temples as well as havelis or palatial mansions where they serve as symbols of welcome and prosperity.She is depicted playing a traditional string instrument known as the #tanpura.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This carved and painted figure represents an apsara, the nymphs who serve as musicians and dancers at the court of Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Such figurines are often incorporated into the architectural program of Jain and Hindu temples as well as havelis or palatial mansions where they serve as symbols of welcome and prosperity.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This carved and painted figure represents an apsara, the nymphs who serve as musicians and dancers at the court of Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Such figurines are often incorporated into the architectural program of Jain and Hindu temples as well as havelis or palatial mansions where they serve as symbols of welcome and prosperity.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This carved and painted figure represents an apsara, the nymphs who serve as musicians and dancers at the court of Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Such figurines are often incorporated into the architectural program of Jain and Hindu temples as well as havelis or palatial mansions where they serve as symbols of welcome and prosperity.She is depicted playing a traditional string instrument known as the #tanpura.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This carved wood female musician is holding a #sarangi, is originally a strut from a pillar of a wood mansion from north-western India. The figure can be identified as #apsara, the divine dancer and musician of Indian Mythology.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This carved and painted figure represents an apsara, the nymphs who serve as musicians and dancers at the court of Indra, the King of the Gods in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. Such figurines are often incorporated into the architectural program of Jain and Hindu temples as well as havelis or palatial mansions where they serve as symbols of welcome and prosperity.She is depicted playing a traditional string instrument known as the #tsarangi.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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This female figure once adorned an interior pillar as strut in a palatial mansion of #Gujarat. The image carved in wood is shown with a child in her left hand with her palm open and a flower in her right hand. The winged figure probably has been carved as an #apsara, the divine dancer and musician of Indian Mythology.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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Figurines Of Musicians,Apsaras,Musical Instruments

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This carved wood female musician holding a #dholki, originally a strut from a pillar of a wood mansion from north-western India. The figure can be identified as #apsara, the divine dancer and musician of Indian Mythology.#Gujarat, #19thCentury

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