In each of these ten figurines, the artist shows each avatar depicted in realistic form, in their classic standing pose with appropriate accessories, clothing, Jewellery, hair ornaments and hair styles according to the avatar they each represent. Provenance: From a private estate in Chettinad in South India.
These figurines were used as display during the Dassera or festival of ten nights. Vishnu is regarded as the "preserver" of the world who has come down to earth (avatars) ten times to defeat the forces of evil.The avatars represented here are. Matsya (fish) - Kurma (tortoise) - Varaha (boar) - Narasimha (half man-half lion) - Vamana (dwarf) - Parashurama (warrior with axe) - Rama (prince) - Krishna (cowherd lord) - Buddha (or Balarama) and - Kalki.
The order of the Dashavataras has been interpreted to be reflective of the Darwinian evolution. Some modern interpreters sequence Vishnu's ten main avatars in a definitive order, from simple life-forms to more complex, and see the Dashavataras as a reflection, or a foreshadowing, of the modern Theory of Evolution. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Hinduism\Other Hinduism Collectibles". The seller is "nandaimo" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.