Figure of Mooshika

S/N:THOA631

+ 44 (0)7568 151752

+44 (0)7568 151752

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Figure of Mooshika

THE HOUSE OF ANTIQUES
We are proud to offer a unique polychrome painted Indian carved wooden figure depicting Vahana which represents the mooshika or mouse that is the beloved mount of the elephant-headed Hindu god, Ganesh. The is a real statement piece artefact and all carved and painted by hand, the overall visual impression of this item is quite magnificent. The figurative statue is meant to offer good luck and prosperity along the journey of life. As befitting its role, the mouse is bedecked in ceremonial finery. This larger than life mythical animal has the head and tail of a rat and the hooves of a cow. He is likely to be the vahana of Ganesha

In Hindu mythology, a vahana is a celestial bird or beast assigned to be a vehicle to the Gods. Varying versions speak of how a bird or beast came to be associated with a particular deity. They have been given the status of demi-gods; some are worshipped alongside the Hindu Trinity and their spouses. Their influence is not limited to the Indian subcontinent; Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia bestow vahanas with great importance.

Spanning the Hindu pantheon, the most important vahanas are the ones associated with Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and their consorts-Saraswati, Mahalakshmi and Parvati. The swan is the vehicle of Brahma, who is associated with learning and knowledge. Vishnu's vehicle is Garuda, the eagle. Nandi, the bull, is Shiva's steed, representative of virility, strength and fertility, and worshipped widely across India. Goddess Durga, is portrayed seated on a Lion or Tiger, representing her shakti and fierce, powerful personality. Ganesha's vehicle is Mooshika, the mouse.

Viewed as sharing a symbiotic relationship with the Gods, the vahanas amplify the association between their roles as fulfillers and protectors, and humans as indebted receivers. In South India, these vahanas are often carried in processions for celebration and worship. Weight: Approx. 50KG

Condition: Aged through wear and tear is present across all the item, fading across the wood surface, loss of surface wood across the item as you can image this statue was used in processions and temples for many years. There is loss of wooden surface under the belly of this item due to old wood worm infestation (these are old wounds and no longer present and have been treated). Repair is also present in sections using old linen and mud like glue material (the repair is authentic and aged, in style of the original statue décor). The plinth that the statue is standing on can not be removed as the feet of the statue are interlinked and supported through this stand. The feet have obtained aged cracks through them, however, are still firm enough to support the statue and visually add to the aged look.

Postage: Please get in touch in advance of a purchase if you based outside of the UK to clarify P&P on this item as this varies dependent upon your global location. Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained. With items of this fragile and rare nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with adequate insurance cover. This may cost a bit more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

Due to the size and weight of this item its strongly advised that a shipping quotation is requested dependent upon your location. The price applied were suggested in this advert is a gauge and representation of a cost for shipping in the UK only.

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Shipping: We aim to ship your purchased item in 2 to 3 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail. Additional to this we used a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyer’s cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

Our promise: We believe in what we do, deliver what we say we will deliver, and make sure that our unique items are presented and delivered as we would expect them to be presented and delivered to us. Customer service and satisfaction is as important as the item itself and we believe therefore our customers keep coming back for more beautiful and unique item to decorate their lives with.

Cancellation: We are unable to refund any item which is purchased unless the item is different from what is described in the advert stated. We go to a lot of effect to insure our customers are happy with their items and purchases. Therefore, we strongly suggest the customer consider the purchase/view all pictures and close ups and propose as many questions via email before a purchase is made. We do no refund our customers if they choose to change their mind about the purchase unfortunately, we will however offer a full refund of the item (excluding postage) if the item once received is not as described, this however can only take place within 48hr.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 119cm (47in)
  • W: 71cm (28in)
  • D: 152cm (60in)

Period: 

1900

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It’s quite simple. We buy what we like. We believe that extraordinary items are owned by extraordinary people who live in extraordinary spaces. We are driven by the passion to unearth and offer the most unusual, decorative and rarest objects.

Our house style is probably best described as artistic, theatrical and, even macabre.

We often get asked by our clients, “Where did you find that?” The answer is always the same. Look hard enough and you will find what you seek.

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