A former Hindu deity associated with an Indian river of the
same name, Saraswati, was worshipped in Vedic times as a goddess of learning.
In Brahmin India, she became the consort of Brahma and Manjushri and was
considered the goddess of music and poetry. For certain Brahmin sects, she is a
sister of Vishnu and, in some Buddhist sects, a female manifestation of
Vairocana. Every sect has tried to appropriate this goddess who, since time
immemorial, has symbolized two basic elements of all rituals for Indians: Music
Here you can see an exquisite sculpture of the Nepalese form
of Saraswati with inlay work. She is represented with two arms, playing the
Veena. She is seated in a relaxed position on a lotus plinth in the lalitasana
with her left leg tucked up and right leg hanging down. Her figure is slender
and is ornate with dazzling jewelry.
The main attraction of the sculpture is undoubtedly the inlay work. Blue, red and turquoise gemstones have been used to create beautiful floral patterns on what can be assumed as her upper garment and dhoti. The costume is also unique in that it is very unusual for goddesses to wear full-sleeved blouses. The base of the lotus is also adorned using the same designs. The intricately carved Tiara is a sight to behold. Her face is serene as ethereal music emanates from the celestial veena she holds. The sculpture will be a great addition to your home décor and collectables.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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