Detail from a plate depicting Lakshmi, the goddess of spiritual and material wealth. Those are elephants on either side of her -- according to this site, they represent the name and fame of wealth, that is, you shouldn't keep wealth to yourself, but share it to bring happiness to others.
The classic flute-playing Krishna; this is the first piece of art I remember asking about during one of my first visits to my husband's apartment.
I believe this is Kathi, a character from the classical dance theater form Kathakali from the state of Kerala in Southern India. He represents "heroes who are not particular about the means they use to gain their needs."
I love the heft of this elephant; it's only about a foot tall but its bulk makes it seem enormous.