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Small vintage/antique Balakrishna bronze, kyratised.

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This small guy was in a lot I got sometimes ago!

    5.5cm (2") long.
    4.5cm (1.5/8") high.

    Krishna is an indian god, he is here represented as a crawling baby.

    He is affectionately referred to as Bala Krishna or baby Krishna. As restless babies Krishna and his older brother, Balarama would steal jars or yogurt and butter from their families stocks or from the kitchens of their village neighbors. This sculpture captures Krishna in the act as he is holding a ball of butter in his hands as he is crawling.

    He was lacking his left forearm, and didn't crawl anymore....

    As usual kyratisation process, I used polymer clay to model a replacement.

    Baked then colored with permanent marker.

    I love his rounded butt ;-))

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 5 years ago
      He is a very cute baby Krishna with an adorable little butt! I am always fascinated with your repairs Pascale, here I am so happy to learn you used a permanent marker, as this is how I color slightly chipped wood, porcelain etc.
    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ha, thanks Jenni for loving him and his butt!
      Permanent markers are very useful :-)
      I use them too on rhinestones to match color or lower the too bright color of cabochons...
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      love it! similar posture to a pottery Ganesh figure i posted not too long ago. is there a name for that posture?
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi Ho2 :-)
      Yes, crawling baby!
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Wow Pascale!! Great job! :-)
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow, what an incredible job you did on this!! He looks amazing!!!!!!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Judy, Scott! many thanks for being fan of my kyratisations ;-))
      Scott, he looks ready to go into a fight with his new boxing glove, lol!
    8. worthit2, 4 years ago
      Love love it! Kyratango, as I'm from Indian State of Gujarat, I can tell how beautifully you described Balakrishna...Excellent post! Excellent restoration work u did, when Lord needed it because of broken hand:)
    9. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oohh, Worthit2, sorry to have missed your so nice comment for 2 months... I still don't receive e-mails from CW when someone comment on my posts :-(
      You're from Gujarat, that is fantastic how wide is CW community!
      Thank you :-D

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