Seller: mbeady (1.243) 100%, Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133136874894 There are three tiles available, price and shipping listed is for one tile. Set of 3 tiles of the goddess Lakshmi or Laxmi standing on a large lotus flower and holding pink lotus flowers in two of her four arms, two elephants are on each side of the goddess with upraised trunks holding lotus flowers. These tiles were made in India by the PPW Tile company in Wankaneer, India. 7 colors. Circa 1940. 6” x 6” flea bites on edges Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is the wife and shakti (energy) of Vishnu, a major god in Hinduism. Lakshmi is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity showering golden-coloured woman signifying the importance of economic activity in maintenance of life, her ability to move, work and prevail in confusing darkness. She typically stands or sits like a yogin on a lotus pedestal and holds lotus in her hand, a symbolism for fortune, self-knowledge and spiritual liberation. Her iconography shows her with four hands, which represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life – dharma, kāma, artha, and moksha. In very good antique condition. Please inspect the photos carefully, they are an integral part of the description. Happy to combine shipping. Please see the other tiles I have listed. If you are a tile collector, please mark me as a favorite as I will be listing many, many American, English and Japanese tiles over the next several weeks. I am downsizing my collection. The Fine Print: YES, I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please inspect the pictures carefully as they are an integral part of the description. eBay auctions are fun and I want all to have a great experience bidding and winning. Please ask any questions you may have before the end of the auction. Most of the items I list are vintage and have been well loved. As such they may not be perfect. If there are condition concerns I have described and photographed them for your understanding and inspection. I have done my best to give a fair and accurate description of an item. New Mexico residents must add 7% sales tax. Will ship worldwide. Please be familiar with your country's import restrictions prior to bidding . Good Luck - Happy Bidding and Thank You!