The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text on human sexual behavior, widely considered to be the standard work on love in the Sanskrit literature. The text was written by Vatsyayana. The full title of the text is vātsyāyana kāma sūtra (“Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana”). The author is believed to have lived sometime between the 1st to 6th centuries A.D., probably during the Gupta period. The Kama Sutra contains a total of 64 sexual positions and depicts positions as arts. Vatsyayana believed there were eight ways of making love, multiplied by eight positions within each of these. In the book, they are known as the 64 Arts. The chapter listing sexual positions is the most well-known, and a translation (different from Burton’s) is in wide circulation on the Internet. It is commonly mistaken to be the entirety of the Sutra. However, only about 20 percent of the book is devoted to sexual positions. The remainder gives guidance on how to be a good citizen and insights into men and women in relationships. The Kama Sutra describes making love as “divine union” and this plaque is intended to capture that. Weight 85 Lb. Dimensions W: 78″ H: 19″ D: 3″ Made of cast stone, hand finished with antique finished.