Item Code: RQ05
Brass Sculpture24.0" X 11.0 X 13.0"
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The fine grains or the grainless finish arrived at by the casting technique imparts to the artefact exceptional lustre and creates a unique magic of light and shade which their own interaction further enhances. The face with almond-shaped, though slightly more carved, half shut eyes with elegantly arched eye-brows and a well defined straight sharp nose, and the typically dressed wavy hair floating upwards reveal on one hand strange divine aura and on the other, unique aesthetic beauty, the characteristic attributes of the early Buddhist art. The head displays great anatomical balance and a unique synthesis of the exterior and the interior, and thus more than the anatomy of a human head the metal-cast’s central theme seems to be the serenity that it enshrines.
Summarily, the face reflects sublimity and is endowed also with great aesthetic beauty. Cast straight the head displays perfect symmetry though the areas of light and shade often dramatise it and create various effects, as those of thick and thin lines, squares and rectangles, and recesses and projections. The well socketed eyes are highly meditative and imparts to the artefact its essential bearing. The tuft of hair created in the middle of the symmetrically rising wavy hair, meant for suggesting 'Ushnisha', also balances with its verticality the horizontality of the artefact, which could otherwise look akward.
This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.