Ark of the Covenant Statue, Religious, Christianity & Islamic Statues, Ark of the Covenant “with Ten Commandments” Statue

Ark of The Covenant Statue, Religious, Christianity & Islamic Statues, Ark of the Covenant "with Ten Commandments" Statue

Ark of the Covenant “with Ten Commandments” Statue

Ark of the Covenant Statue with high quality decor, hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, this Ark of the Covenant statue is then finished with faux gold gilding. This detailed piece also features a removable lid to view the tablet, rod, and manna within. Every symbol and glyph on this sculptural box has specific scriptural references to the Ark of the Covenant. This museum-quality work is sculpted and hand-painted to the best historic specifications scholars have discovered about the actual ark. Rich with the colors of an Egyptian palette, this collectible work of art opens to hold your treasures. Commandments are said to have been kept in an ornate box much like this sculptural interpretation of an 18th-century drawing, along with Aaron‘s rod, a staff endowed with miraculous power, and a pot of manna, an edible substance that God provided to the Israelites following the Exodus. In the Bible and Torah, God provides Moses detailed instructions for how to build the Arc including that it should be gilded with gold and covered with 2 golden cherubim, the Arc is then to be covered with a veil. Complete with Guardian Cherubim and ornate embellishments. The Ark of the Covenant is described in the Bible as a holy container where the 10 Commandments and other holy Israelite objects are held. According to the Bible, Yahweh commanded the ark be built when Moses had a prophetic vision at Sinai (Exodus 25:9-10).

Some people believe the Ark contained Aaron’s Rod, a jar of Manna, and the first Torah Scroll written by Moses, based on their reading of Book of Exodus, Book of Numbers, and the Letter to the Hebrews. The first of the Books of Kings says that during the time of King Solomon, the Ark held only the Ten Commandments. The Hebrew word aron is used in the Bible to designate any type of ark or chest, for any purpose (Genesis 50:26; 2 Kings 12:9, 10). The Ark of the Covenant is distinguished from all others by such titles as “Ark of God” (1 Samuel 3:3), “Ark of the Covenant” (Josh 3:6; Hebrews 9:4), “Ark of the Testimony” (Ex. 25:22). The Ark (aron kodesh in Hebrew meaning holy cupboard) is a raised cupboard found in Jewish Synagogues which contains the Holy Torah scrolls. These are all written by hand and can take years to make. It is always on the wall of the Synagogue which faces towards Jerusalem. When the Ark is opened and the Torah removed for reading everyone stands in respect of God. During some prayers and services the Ark doors an inner curtain (parochet) are kept open. The Bible describes the Ark as made of acacia or shittah-tree wood. It was a cubit and a half broad and high, and 2 and a half cubits long (about 130 cm × 78 cm × 78 cm or 4.29 feet × 2.57 feet × 2.57 feet, for Egyptian royal cubit was most likely used). The Ark was covered all over with the purest gold.

The 10 Commandments of God:

  • I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me. You shall not make to thyself any graven thing; nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. You shall not adore them nor serve them;
  • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain;
  • Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day;
  • Honor your father and your mother;
  • You shall not kill;
  • You shall not commit adultery;
  • You shall not steal;
  • You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor;
  • You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife;
  • You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

Ark of the Covenant with “Ten Commandments” Statue sizes: 4 inches / 10 cm x 11.5 inches / 29 cm x 7 inches / 18 cm.

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God Mars Statue, Roman Empire, Military & Gods Statues, Mars Roman God of War Statue

God Mars Statue, Roman Empire, Military & Gods Statues, Mars Roman God of War Statue

Mars Roman God of War Statue

This God Mars Statue is beautifully designed, sculpted and handcrafted to the finest detail in cold cast metal (bronze/pewter) finish. The special production process of this piece, originated from Great Britain, uses actual bronze powder mixed in the cold cast resin in order to ensures a richer and more authentic presentation. Mars is the God of War and the God of Agriculture and Fertility in early Roman history. He is portrayed as a warrior in full battle armor, wearing a crested helmet and bearing a shield. He is known as the God Ares in Greek literature. The animals associated with Mars are Wolves and Woodpeckers. The month March (Martius) is named after him (wars were often started or renewed in spring). In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the God of War and also an Agricultural Guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and he was the most prominent of the military Gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began the season for military campaigning and ended the season for farming.

Under the influence of Greek culture, Mars was identified with the Greek God Ares, whose myths were reinterpreted in Roman literature and art under the name of Mars. But the character and dignity of Mars differed in fundamental ways from that of his Greek counterpart, who is often treated with contempt and revulsion in Greek literature. Mars’s altar in the Campus Martius, the area of Rome that took its name from him, was supposed to have been dedicated by Numa, the peace-loving semi-legendary second king of Rome. Although the center of Mars’s worship was originally located outside the sacred boundary of Rome (pomerium), Augustus made the God a renewed focus of Roman religion by establishing the Temple of Mars Ultor in his new forum. Although Ares was viewed primarily as a destructive and destabilizing force, Mars represented military power as a way to secure peace, and was a father of the Roman people. In the mythic genealogy and founding myths of Rome, Mars was the father of Romulus and Remus by his rape of Rhea Silvia.

His love affair with Venus symbolically reconciled the 2 different traditions of Rome’s founding, Venus was the divine mother of the hero Aeneas, celebrated as the Trojan refugee who “foundedRome several generations before Romulus laid out the city walls. The word Mārs (genitive Mārtis), which in Old Latin and poetic usage also appears as Māvors (Māvortis), is cognate with Oscan Māmers (Māmertos). The oldest recorded Latin form, Mamart-, is likely of foreign origin. It has been explained as deriving from Maris, the name of an Etruscan Child-God, though this is not universally agreed upon. Scholars have varying views on whether the 2 Gods are related, and if so how. Latin adjectives from the name of Mars are Martius and Martialis, from which derive English “Martial” (as in “martial arts” or “martial law“) and personal names such as “Marcus“, “Mark” and “Martin“. Mars may ultimately be a thematic reflex of the Proto-Indo-European God Perkwunos, having originally a thunderer character. Mars Roman God of War Statue sizes: 16 inches / 40.5 cm x 12.5 inches / 32 cm x 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm.

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Angelic Mary Bust Statue, Busts, Religious & Christianity Statues, Angelic Mary “Mother of Jesus” Bust Statue

Angelic Mary Bust Statue, Busts, Religious & Christianity Statues, Angelic Mary "Mother of Jesus" Bust Statue

Angelic Mary “Mother of Jesus” Bust Statue

Angelic Mary Bust Statue hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin and hand-finished by skilled artisans. Imaginatively created with one-of-a-kind details, from traditional to modern, this bust will enhance any environment in your home. Painted and sculpted by countless artists over the years, the sweetly pious Angelica Maria / Angelic Mary is inspired by a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi. History tells us he convinced a convent to allow him to paint a novice nun as the Holy Mother, then persuaded the maiden to run away with him to the shame of her family and her order. Amidst this dramatic tale of stolen love, the Virgin’s beauty is epitomized from her demurely downcast eyes to the gown draped across her softly curved shoulders. This quality designer resin replica is finished in a black bronze hue highlighted with gold accents to bring out each stunning detail. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament, Mary was a first-century Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph, and the mother of Jesus. Both the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin. According to Christian theology, Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit while still a virgin, and accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.

Mary has been venerated since early Christianity, and is considered by millions to be the holiest and greatest saint because of her extraordinary virtues as seen at the Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel. She is said to have miraculously appeared to believers many times over the centuries. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Theotokos (Mother of God). There is significant diversity in the Marian beliefs and devotional practices of major Christian traditions. The Catholic Church holds distinctive Marian dogmas, namely her status as the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity, and her Assumption into Heaven. Many Protestants minimize Mary’s role within Christianity, basing their argument on the alleged lack of biblical support for any beliefs other than the virgin birth. Mary also has the highest position in Islam among all women. She is mentioned in the Quran more often than in the Bible, where 2 of the longer chapters of the Quran are named after her and her family. According to Catholic and Eastern Christian teachings, at the end of her earthly life, God raised Mary’s body into heaven. This is known in the Christian West as the Assumption of Mary, and in the East as the Dormition of the Mother of God. Angelic Mary “Mother of Jesus” Bust Statue measures: 7 inches / 18 cm x 11 inches / 28 cm x 17 inches / 43 cm.

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Islamic Silver Kaftan Statue, Religious & Islamic Statues, Silver Kaftan “with 99 Names of Allah” Statue

Islamic Silver Kaftan Statue, Religious & Islamic Statues, Silver Kaftan "with 99 Names of Allah" Statue

Silver Kaftan “with 99 Names of Allah” Statue

This Islamic Silver Kaftan Statue is made of polyester, making this a strong Islamic trinket so being durable and made to last. Asma al Husna Caftan, a decorative islamic jewel made in Turkey, will suit your unique style to create an harmonious spiritual environment as a decoration. The 99 Names of Allah (Asma ul Husna in Arabic), are the Names of God which are described in the 114 Surahs of Holy Quran and Sunnah, amongst other places. There are many benefits of memorizing 99 names of Allah. There is a tradition in Sufism to the effect the 99 names of God point to a mystical “Most Supreme and Superior Name” (ismu l- ‘A ‘zam). This “Greatest Name of God” is said to be “the one which if He is called (prayed to) by it, He will answer“. A Kaftan or Caftan (Persian: Khaftān) is a variant of the robe or tunic. Originating in Asia, it has been worn by a number of cultures around the world for thousands of years. In Russian usage, Kaftan instead refers to a style of men’s long suit with tight sleeves. Though the Kaftan is of ancient Mesopotamian (modern-day Iraq) origin, it has been used by many West and Southwest Asian ethnic groups. It may be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton, and may be worn with a sash.

Popular during the time of the Ottoman Empire, detailed and elaborately designed garments were given to ambassadors and other important guests at the Topkapi Palace. Variations of the kaftan were inherited by cultures throughout Asia and were worn by individuals in Russia (North Asia, Eastern Europe and formerly Central Asia), Southwest Asia and Northern Africa. Styles, uses, and names for the kaftan vary from culture to culture. The Kaftan is often worn as a coat or as an overdress, usually having long sleeves and reaching to the ankles. In regions with a warm climate, it is worn as a light-weight, loose-fitting garment. In some cultures, the kaftan has served as a symbol of royalty. According to Encyclopedia of Islam, this fashion came up quite early among Arabs under the influence of Persian fashions. In Arabic, the word khaftān is used just like in Persian. It is described as a long robe as far as the calves sometimes or just under the knee. It is open at the front and the sleeves are slight cut at the wrists or even as far as to the middle of the arms. D’Arvieux in his travels in the 17th century mentions Syrian Amirs and Bedouin Sheikhs wearing the kaftan as winter garments. Silver Kaftan “with 99 Names of Allah” Statue sizes: 9.4 inches / 24 cm x 5.1 inches / 13 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm.

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Eve with Coiling Serpent Statue, Symbolic, Religious & Christianity Statues, Eve Holding Apple with Coiling Serpent Statue

Eve with Coiling Serpent Statue, Symbolic, Religious & Christianity Statues, Eve Holding Apple with Coiling Serpent Statue

Eve Holding Apple with Coiling Serpent Statue

This Eve with Coiling Serpent Statue is beautifully created in cold cast bronze, a process of mixing bronze powder with resin giving it a stunning solid metal appearance. Hand detailed with red and green colored accents giving to Eve and to the Serpent a visually exciting look. Depicts a bare Eve as she contemplates eating the forbidden fruit and being led astray by the serpent as it coils around her, enticing her to take a bite. You will not certainly die, says the serpent, but Eve knows to be wary the temptation of the forbidden fruit. Designed by world-famous artist James Ryman, this attractive statue depicts a bare Eve, standing in the garden, holding a red apple in her hand as the serpent coils itself up her body, enticing her to eat it, whispering temptations as she gazes into its eyes. Serpents are referred to in both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament. The symbol of a serpent or snake played important roles in religious and cultural life of ancient Egypt, Canaan, Mesopotamia and Greece. The serpent was a symbol of evil power and chaos from the underworld as well as a symbol of fertility, life and healing. Nāhāš, Hebrew for “snake“, is also associated with divination, including the verb form meaning “to practice divination or fortune-telling“.

Nāhāš occurs in the Torah to identify the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Throughout the Hebrew Bible, it is also used in conjunction with Seraph to describe vicious serpents in the wilderness. The Tannin, a dragon monster, also occurs throughout the Hebrew Bible. In the Book of Exodus, the staves of Moses and Aaron are turned into serpents, a Nāhāš for Moses, a Tannin for Aaron. In the New Testament, the Book of Revelation makes use of ancient serpent and the Dragon several times to identify Satan or the Devil (Rev 12:9; 20:2). The serpent is most often identified with the hubristic Satan, and sometimes with Lilith. The story of the Garden of Eden and the fall of man represents a tradition among the Abrahamic religions, with a presentation more or less symbolical of certain moral and religious truths. In the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Genesis refers to a serpent who triggered the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden in Eden (Gen 3:1-20). Serpent is also used to describe sea monsters. Examples of these identifications are in the Book of Isaiah where a reference is made to a serpent-like dragon named Leviathan (Isaiah 27:1), and in the Book of Amos where a serpent resides at the bottom of the sea (Amos 9:3).

Serpent figuratively describes biblical places such as Egypt (Jer 46:22), and the City of Dan (Gen 49:17). The prophet Jeremiah also compares the King of Babylon to a serpent (Jer 51:34). Serpent occurs in the Book of Revelation as the “ancient serpent” or “old serpent” used to describe “the dragon“, Satan the Adversary, who is the devil. This serpent is depicted as a red 7-headed dragon having 10 horns, each housed with a diadem. The Serpent battles Michael the Archangel in a War in Heaven which results in this devil being cast out to the earth. While on earth, he pursues the Woman of the Apocalypse. Unable to obtain her, he wages war with the rest of her seed (Revelation 12:1-18). He who has the key to the abyss and a great chain over his hand, binds the serpent for a thousand years. The serpent is then cast into the abyss and sealed within until he is released (Revelation 20:1-3). In Christian tradition, the “ancient serpent” is commonly identified with the Genesis Serpent and as Satan. This identification redefined the Hebrew Bible’s concept of Satan (“the Adversary“, a member of the Heavenly Court acting on behalf of God to test Job’s faith), so that Satan/Serpent became a part of a divine plan stretching from Creation to Christ and the Second Coming. Eve Holding Apple with Coiling Serpent Statue sizes: 3.5 inches / 9 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 8 inches / 20 cm.

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Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, Religious & Buddhism Statues, Enlightened Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha “Touching the Earth” Statue

Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, Religious & Buddhism Statues, Enlightened Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha "Touching the Earth" Statue

Enlightened Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha “Touching the Earth” Statue

Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is premium sculpted cold cast bronze with real bronze powder mixed with resin. Hand-painted in bronze finish to give a high-quality antique look without sacrificing the details. The “Enlightened One” or the “Awakened One“. Is a symbolic, ritualistic gesture used in yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism. The word is Sanskrit meaning “gesture”, “mark” or “seal”. Mudras are most commonly known as hand positions in yoga and meditation, which are believed to affect the flow of energy in the body and unblock chakras. Shakyamuni is considered the historical founder of Buddhism. He is also universally known as the Enlightened One or Gautama Buddha. The oldest text on his life is the Buddhacarita (Deeds of the Buddha) by the poet Asvaghosa. It is difficult to establish the exact period in which Shakyamuni lived (literally Sanskrit. Sage of the Shakyas), but modern researchers date his life to around 560-480 BC. or at 460-380 a. C.

Siddartha, this was his initial name, was born in India to King Shuddhodana and Queen Maya, rulers of the Shakya tribe in the Lumbini Garden. Although the kingdom was quite small, Siddhartha, who according to his father’s wish should have inherited the kingdom of the Shakyas, grew up in luxury and was educated in both civil and martial arts. Despite his comfort, he soon became aware of the problems that caused suffering to human beings and the desire to leave the palace grew more and more in him to find answers to those sufferings. The father, sensing the tendency of his son, tried to restrain him and, according to some stories, decided to marry him with Yashodara, from whom Rahula was born. Despite the marriage, Siddhartha did not abandon the desire to leave the palace. Tradition tells of the “four encounters” that were the origin of Shakyamuni’s decision to devote himself to religious life: one day going out from the eastern gate of the palace he met an elderly man; on another occasion, coming out of the southern gate, he ran into a sick man; another time, coming out of the western door, he saw a corpse.

Finally one day exiting the north side he met an ascetic who had embraced the religious life. This last meeting affected him so deeply that he decided to give up the princely life to become a sage and thus be able to answer the questions about the sufferings inherent in human life, birth, aging, disease and death. On the abandonment of the palace by Siddhartha, the scriptures report various legends. But the most accredited narrates that one night he left Kapilavastu accompanied by the servant Chandaka, cut his hair, got rid of the jewels and royal ornaments and sent the servant home with a message for the family; he would not return to the city until he had achieved the goal for which he had embraced the religious life: the attainment of enlightenment. Enlightened Meditating Shakyamuni Buddha “Touching the Earth” Statue sizes: 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 6.25 inches / 16 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm.

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Ark of The Covenant Statue, Religious, Christianity & Islamic Statues, Ark of The Covenant “Trinket Box” Statue

Ark of The Covenant Statue, Religious, Christianity & Islamic Statues, Ark of The Covenant "Trinket Box" Statue

Ark of The Covenant “Trinket Box” Statue

This gorgeous Ark of The Covenant Statue has fine details and is sculpted and handcrafted to the finest detail in cold cast metal (Bronze pewter) finish. The Ark of the Covenant (the Ark of the Testimony, or the Ark of God), is the most sacred relic of the Israelites. It consisted of a pure gold-covered wooden chest with an elaborate lid called the Mercy seat. The Ark is described in the Book of Exodus as containing the 2 stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. According to New Testament Book of Hebrews, it also contained Aaron’s rod and a pot of manna. The biblical account relates that, approximately one year after the Israelites‘ exodus from Egypt, the Ark was created according to the pattern given to Moses by God when the Israelites were encamped at the foot of Mount Sinai. Thereafter, the gold-plated acacia chest was carried by its staves by the Levites approximately 2,000 cubits (approximately 800 meters or 2,600 feet) in advance of the people when on the march or before the Israelite army, the host of fighting men. God spoke with Mosesfrom between the 2 cherubim” on the Ark’s cover.

According to the Book of Exodus, God instructed Moses to build the Ark during his 40-day stay upon Mount Sinai. He was shown the pattern for the tabernacle and furnishings of the Ark, and told that it would be made of wood to house the Tablets of Stone. Moses instructed Bezalel and Aholiab to construct the Ark. The Book of Exodus gives detailed instructions on how the Ark is to be constructed. It is to be 21⁄2 cubits in length, 11⁄2 in breadth, and 11⁄2 in height (approximately 131 × 79 × 79 cm or 52 × 31 × 31 in). Then it is to be gilded entirely with gold, and a crown or molding of gold is to be put around it. 4 rings of gold are to be attached to its 4 corners, 2 on each side, and through these rings staves of wood overlaid with gold for carrying the Ark are to be inserted, and these are not to be removed. A golden lid, the kapporet (translated as “mercy seat” or “cover”), which is ornamented with 2 golden cherubim, is to be placed above the Ark. The Ark is finally to be placed under a veil to conceal it. Ark of The Covenant “Trinket Box” Statue sizes: 11 inches / 28 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 7.5 inches / 19 cm.

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Colorful Crystal Cross Statue, Religious, Christianity & Symbolic Statues, Standing Colorful Crystal Cross “for Mothers Day” Statue

Colorful Crystal Cross Statue, Religious, Christianity & Symbolic Statues, Standing Colorful Crystal Cross "for Mothers Day" Statue

Standing Colorful Crystal Cross “for Mothers Day” Statue

This expertly crafted and carefully designed Colorful Crystal Cross Statue is completely handmade, made of high quality K9 crystal. Shining more than a glass cross, it will be a beautiful addition to your spirit. The Cross, once the cruelest form of execution, yet now it is a symbol of abundant life. Crystal cross signify magic, mystery, royalty, and good judgment. It define a feeling of calm or a feeling of energy. The energies of cross have the ability to get rid us of obstacles and restore the balance into our life. Stand the elegant crystal cross on your window sill and let the light shine through to radiate God’s love throughout your home “Rainbow“. A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of 2 intersecting lines or bars, usually perpendicular to each other. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally. A cross of oblique lines, in the shape of the Latin letter X, is termed a Saltire in heraldic terminology. The Cross is a great contradiction. A simple upright post with a transverse bar used crucifixion. It’s a symbol of death, but so much more.

Death and life, hate and love, violence and peace, accusation and forgiveness, sin and purity, brokeness and wholeness, all is lost yet everything is gained, destruction and restoration, defeat and victory. Once the cruelest form of execution, yet now it is a symbol of abundant life. The cross in its various shapes and forms was a symbol of various beliefs. In pre-Christian times it was a pagan religious symbol throughout Europe and western Asia. In ancient times, the effigy of a man hanging on a cross was set up in the fields to protect the crops. The cross was even considered a male symbol of the phallic Tree of Life, thus it often appeared in conjunction with the female-genital circle or oval, to signify the sacred marriage, as in Egyptian amulet Nefer with male cross and female orb, considered as an amulet of blessedness, a charm of sexual harmony. The word cross is recorded in 11th-century Old English as cros, exclusively for the instrument of Christ’s crucifixion, replacing the native Old English word rood. The word’s history is complicated, it appears to have entered English from Old Irish, possibly via Old Norse, ultimately from the Latin crux (or its accusative crucem and its genitive crucis), “stake, cross“.

The English verb to cross arises from the noun, first used in the sense “to make the sign of the cross“, the generic meaning “to intersect” develops in the 15th century. The Latin word was, however, influenced by popular etymology by a native Germanic word reconstructed as krukjo (English crook, Old English crycce, Old Norse krokr, Old High German krucka). This word, by conflation with Latin crux, gave rise to Old French crocier (modern French crosse), the term for a shepherd’s crook, adopted in English as crosier. Latin crux referred to the gibbet where criminals were executed, a stake or pole, with or without transom, on which the condemned were impaled or hanged, but more particularly a cross or the pole of a carriage. The derived verb cruciare means “to put to death on the cross” or, more frequently, “to put to the rack, to torture, torment“, especially in reference to mental troubles. In the Roman world, furca replaced crux as the name of some cross-like instruments for lethal and temporary punishment, ranging from a forked cross to a gibbet or gallows.

The field of etymology is of no help in any effort to trace a supposed original meaning of crux. A crux can be of various shapes, from a single beam used for impaling or suspending (crux simplex) to the various composite kinds of cross (crux compacta) made from more beams than one. The latter shapes include not only the traditional †-shaped cross (the crux immissa), but also the T-shaped cross (the crux commissa or tau cross), which the descriptions in antiquity of the execution cross indicate as the normal form in use at that time, and the X-shaped cross (the crux decussata or saltire). The Greek equivalent of Latin cruxstake, gibbet” is stauros, found in texts of 4 centuries or more before the gospels and always in the plural number to indicate a stake or pole. From the first century BC, it is used to indicate an instrument used in executions. The Greek word is used in descriptions in antiquity of the execution cross, which indicate that its normal shape was similar to the Greek letter tau (T). Standing Colorful Crystal Cross “for Mothers Day” Statue measures: 6.4 inches / 16 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm.

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Yoga Sutra Patanjali Statue, Religious, Hinduism & Yoga Statues, Yoga Sutra Patanjali Sits on a Divine Serpent Statue

Yoga Sutra Patanjali Statue, Religious, Hinduism & Yoga Statues, Yoga Sutra Patanjali Sits on a Divine Serpent Statue

Yoga Sutra Patanjali Sits on a Divine Serpent Statue

This Yoga Sutra Patanjali Statue rappresent in the stone Patanjali while meditating seated on a Divine Serpent sculpted in resin with black marble finish. Creates high-quality look without sacrificing the details. A stone sculpture is an object made of stone which has been shaped, usually by carving, or assembled to form a visually interesting three-dimensional shape. Stone is more durable than most alternative materials, making it especially important in architectural sculpture on the outside of buildings. Patanjali was a sage in Ancient India, thought to be the author of a number of Sanskrit works. The greatest of these are the Yoga Sutras, a classical yoga text. There is doubt as to whether the sage Patanjali is the author of all the works attributed to him as there are a number of known historical authors of the same name. A great deal of scholarship has been devoted over the last century to the issue of the historicity or identity of this author or these authors. According to Monier Monier-Williams, the word “Patañjali” is a compound name from “patta” (falling, flying) and “añj” (honor, celebrate, beautiful) or “añjali” (reverence, joining palms of the hand).

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga195 sutras (according to Vyasa and Krishnamacharya) and 196 sutras (according to other scholars including BKS Iyengar). The Yoga Sutras was compiled in the early centuries CE, by the sage Patanjali in India who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions. The Yoga Sutras are best known for its reference to ashtanga, 8 elements of practice culminating in samadhi, concentration of the mind on an object of meditation, namely yama (abstinences), niyama (observances), asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration of the mind), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption). However, its main aim is kaivalya, discernment of purusha, the witness-conscious, as separate from prakriti, the cognitive apparatus, and disentanglement of purusha from prakriti’s muddled defilements.

The Yoga Sutras built on Samkhya-notions of purusha and prakriti, and are often seen as complementary to it. It is closely related to Buddhism, incorporating some of its terminology. Yet, Samkhya, Yoga, Vedanta, as well as Jainism and Buddhism can be seen as representing different manifestations of a broad stream of ascetic traditions in ancient India, in contrast to the Bhakti traditions and Vedic ritualism which were prevalent at the time. The contemporary Yoga tradition holds the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to be one of the foundational texts of classical Yoga philosophy. However, the appropriation, and misappropriation, of the Yoga Sutras and its influence on later systematizations of yoga has been questioned by David Gordon White, who argues that the text fell into relative obscurity for nearly 700 years from the 12th to 19th century, and made a comeback in late 19th century due to the efforts of Swami Vivekananda, the Theosophical Society and others. It gained prominence as a classic in the 20th century. Yoga Sutra Patanjali Sits on a Divine Serpent Statue measures: 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 5 inches / 12.5 cm x 6 inches / 15 cm.

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Gaius Julius Caesar Statue, Roman Empire & Military Statues, Gaius Julius Caesar in Roman Military Uniform Statue

Gaius Julius Caesar Statue, Roman Empire & Military Statues, Gaius Julius Caesar in Roman Military Uniform Statue

Gaius Julius Caesar in Roman Military Uniform Statue

For Roman history lovers, this Gaius Julius Caesar Statue is a finely crafted statue of Julius Caesar wearing his Military Uniform and carrying the standard of his roman legion. It has a staff and an eagle (aquila) at the top. His breastplate also bears an eagle across his chest. With one hand clenched and a stern look of dignity and strength, the roman military leader is ready to provide instruction for leading his legions to victory. The details of his cuirass, sandals, and cloak are all meticulously sculpted. Caesar stands in a lifelike pose. This statue is made from bonded bronze (bronze powder and resin) with an antiqued patina and light red details on his skirt. His name Gaius Julius Caesar appears at the base. Gaius Julius Caesar (Rome, July 13, 101 BC or July 12, 100 BC – Rome, March 15, 44 BC) was a military, politician, consul, Roman dictator, pontiff maximum, orator and writer, considered one of the most important and influential characters in history. He played a pivotal role in the transition of the government system from republican to imperial form. He was dictator of Rome at the end of 49 BC, in 47 BC, in 46 BC. with 10-year office and from 44 BC as perpetual dictator, and for this reason considered by Suetonius the first of the 12 Caesars, later synonymous with the Roman Emperor. With the conquest of Gaul he extended the dominion of the Roman Res Publica as far as the Atlantic Ocean and the Rhine, he led the Roman armies to invade Britain and Germany for the first time and to fight in Spain, Greece, Egypt, Pontus and Africa.

The First Triumvirate, the private agreement for the sharing of power with Gneo Pompeo Magno and Marcus Licinius Crassus, marked the beginning of his rise. After the death of Crassus (Carre, 53 BC), Caesar clashed with Pompey and the optimates faction for control of the state. In 49 BC, returning from Gaul, he led his legions across the Rubicon, pronouncing the famous words “Alea iacta est / The die is cast“, and unleashed the civil war, with which he became the undisputed leader of Rome. He defeated Pompey at Pharsalus (48 BC) and subsequently the other optimates, including Cato the Uticense, in Africa and Spain. With the assumption of the dictatorship for life he initiated a process of radical reform of society and government, reorganizing and centralizing the republican bureaucracy. His actions provoked the reaction of the conservatives, until a group of senators, led by Marcus Giunio Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and Decimo Brutus, conspired against him, killing him with 48 stabbings, on the Ides of March 44 BC. In 42 BC, just 2 years after his assassination, the Senate officially deified him, elevating him to divinity. Caesar’s historical and reforming legacy was therefore taken up by Octavian Augustus, his great grandson and adopted son. The military campaigns and political actions of Caesar are recounted by himself in detail in the third person in the Commentarii de bello Gallico and in the Commentarii de bello Civil.

Numerous news about his life are present in the writings of Appiano of Alexandria, Suetonius, Plutarch, Cassio Dione and Strabo. Other information can be found in the works of his contemporaries, as in the letters and orations of his political rival Cicero, in the poems of Catullus and in the historical writings of Sallust. A detailed description of the physical appearance of Caesar was written by Suetonius, within the De vita Caesarum: “Cesare was tall and well formed, had a fair complexion, a full face and lively black eyes. He enjoyed healthy health, but in recent times he had been the victim of fainting and nocturnal nightmares, in the performance of his duties He was also seized twice by a seizure of epilepsy. In body care he was quite meticulous to the point that not only did he cut his hair and shave diligently, but he even shaved, which some reproached him. Baldness for which he was often offended and laughed at, and for this reason he got used to pulling the few hairs down from the top of his head. Among all the honors that the people and the senate decreed him, in fact, he never received or abused anyone anymore gladly that the right to always wear a laurel wreath They say he was also sought after in dressing, in fact he used a fringed laticlavius ​​up to his hands and always wrapped himself over it with a very loose belt. Many described him as extremely eager for luxury and elegance“. Gaius Julius Caesar in Roman Military Uniform Statue sizes: 3.9 inches / 10 cm x 3.3 inches / 8 cm x 10.2 inches / 26 cm.

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Panchamukha Hanuman Statue, Religious, Hinduism & Gods Statues, Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue

Panchamukha Hanuman Statue, Religious, Hinduism & Gods Statues, Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue

Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue

This brass Panchamukha Hanuman Statue shows lord Hanuman in Panchamukha form which means five faced. Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha are the 4 other faces along with Hanuman‘s face. Hanuman “HUH-noo-mahn” is a monkey-faced Hindu demigod and a member of the Council of Guardians. One of the main figures in the Indian epic, Ramayana, Hanuman was known for his devotion to the God-King, Rama, and his wife, Sita. Panchamukha Hanuman is considered to be the most auspicious gods in Hinduism. Panchamukha is a Sanskrit word meaning “five-faced“. Most of the Hindu deities are shown as having several faces. The origin of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman can be traced to a story in Ramayana. During the war between Lord Rama and Ravana, Ravana took help of Ahiravana, the king of Patala. Lord Hanuman, in order to protect Lord Rama and Lakshmana, formed a fortress with his tail. Ahiravana took the form of Vibhishana, the noble brother of Ravana, and took Lord Rama and Lakshman to Patala loka.

Using these 5 faces in different directions of the lamp, Hanuman blows air out to extinguish them, thereby killing Ahiravana in the process. According to Hanumath Prakaranam in Sri Vidyarnavatantram, Anjaneya has five faces (Pancha Mukha) and 10 weapons. Hanuman is a great yogi (mystic) having transcended the five senses (Pancha Indriyas). In Kamba Ramayanam (in Tamil), the significance of number five is beautifully narrated as follows: The son of one of the five elements (Vayu or Wind) crossed one of the five elements (WaterOcean) through one of the five elements (SkyAir) met the daughter of one of the five elements (PrithviEarth/Sita) burnt down Lanka by the use of one of the five elements (Fire). East facing Anjaneya grants humanity purity of mind and manifestation of desire. South facing Karala Ugraveera Narasimha grants humanity welfare for all. West facing Mahaveera Garuda grants humanity Sakala Sowbhagya or good luck. North facing Lakshmi Varaha grants humanity Dhana Prapti or prosperity and wealth. Urdhva Mukha Hayagriva (facing upwards) grants humanity Sarva Vidya Jaya Prapti or complete welfare and happiness of the world. Each head also signifies a particular trait.

Hanuman denotes courage and strength, Narasimha fearlessness, Garuda magical skills and the power to cure snake bites, Varaha health, exorcism and Hayagriva victory over enemies. The East facing form of Lord Hanuman protects devotees from problems caused by enemies. He provides happiness and fulfills wishes. The South facing form of Lord Narasimha removes all types of fear, sins, unfavorable influences of spirits and demons, and fulfills our wishes. The West facing form of Lord Garuda removes all types of ailments, negativities, black magic, poison, and fear. The North facing form of Lord Varaha provides the ashta aishwarya (8 different forms of wealth). The upwards facing form of Lord Hayagriva helps devotees attract the goodwill of people. The words of His devotees turn into reality. He bestows them with advancement in seeking knowledge, good company of friends, intelligence, good children, and salvation. Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue sizes: 7 inches / 18 cm x 14.5 inches / 37 cm x 17 inches / 43 cm.

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Gold Mecca Statue, Religious & Islamic Statues, Masjid Al Haram Mecca Statue

Gold Mecca Statue, Religious & Islamic Statues, Masjid Al Haram Mecca Statue

Gold Masjid Al Haram Mecca Statue

This Gold Mecca Statue is made of polyester so it has resistance against abrasion, it is a long life product, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns, many based on traditional patterns, and will suit your unique style to create a harmonious spiritual environment as a decoration. The Masjid Al Haram Statue is made with the finest craftsmanship and the finest materials, resulting in a statue of incredible value. Masjid al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque), also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca, is a mosque that surrounds the Kaaba in Mecca, in the Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage in the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able, and is also the main phase for the ʿUmrah, the lesser pilgrimage that can be undertaken any time of the year. The rites of both pilgrimages include circumambulating the Kaaba within the mosque. The Great Mosque includes other important significant sites, including the Black Stone, the Zamzam Well, Maqam Ibrahim, and the hills of Safa and Marwa. As of August 2020, the Great Mosque is the largest mosque and the 8th largest building in the world. It has undergone major renovations and expansions through the years.

It has passed through the control of various caliphs, sultans and kings, and is now under the control of the King of Saudi Arabia who is titled the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The Great Mosque contends with the Mosque of the Companions in the Eritrean city of Massawa and Quba Mosque in Medina as the oldest mosque. Some scholars, who reference Islamic tradition and the Quran, explain that the Islamic perspective claims that Islam as a religion preceded Muhammad, representing previous prophets such as Abraham. Abraham is credited by Muslims with having built the Kaaba in Mecca, and consequently its sanctuary, which according to the Muslim view is seen as the first mosque that ever existed. According to other scholars, Islam started during the lifetime of Muhammad in the 7th century CE, and so did architectural components such as the mosque. In that case, either the Mosque of the Companions or Quba Mosque would be the first mosque that was built in the history of Islam. Masjid Al Haram Mecca Statue measures: 11.8 inches / 3 cm x 7.1 inches / 3 cmx 2.75 inches / 3 cm.

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