A painting of Goddess Lakshmi in an opulent purple saree seated on a lotus. In her ancillary hands, she holds the lotus and kalash or kumbh (the golden pot). Her primary hands are in the abhaya-hasta (gesture of protection). However, from the right hand flows gold. She is in a forest setting with a single elephant and a swan which is perhaps symbolic of diverse animal life.


  • Title: Lakshmi
  • Creator: Sapar Brothers
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: 63 x 56 cms
  • Subject Keywords: Raja Ravi Varma, Lakshmi, Hinduism
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: Hemamalini and Ganesh Shivaswamy Collection, Bengaluru
  • Rights: The Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation, Bengaluru
  • Medium: Gouache on Paper pasted on Board
  • Creator's Biography: Sapar Brothers is a studio in Sholapur, Maharashtra which consisted of Vishnu and Venkatesh Sapar, artists among others.

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