Lord Lakshmi Hayagrivar,Tanjore Painting,22k Gold,Size 61 x 76.2 cms(with frame)
Lord Lakshmi Hayagrivar : The horse headed Hayagriva is the God of Knowledge & Wisdom. His is visualised as seated in the middle of the Moon Orb with Goddess Lakshmi.He has four hands, with one in the mode of bestowing knowledge, another holding books of wisdom and the other two hold the Conch and Discus.
Tanjore Painting: Origin: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu India
Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian art developed in the late 16th century in Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state.
The paintings consist of a well-rounded figure, a deity with almond-shaped eyes. The figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains, etc.
In this Indian folk art, gold leaves & sparkling stones are used as highlights for accents of the painting like ornaments, dresses, etc.
It’s been said that Thanjavur’s paintings are brightly colored and beautiful. In a dark room, the paintings have a potent glow that’s reminiscent of a presence. Most Thanjavur paintings are made on wooden canvasses while some use glass and walls as well.