The figure of the seated-contemplative Buddha, steady and turned deeply inward. Long limbs gathered in padmasana; a tiny almsbowl, barely enough to sustain prana within the body, balanced on the palm nestling in His lap. Erstwhile prince of the Shakya clan, then wandering mendicant, the chhavi (image) of the Buddha that you see on this page is the very picture of enlightenment.
Sculpted from brass, it is a bitone composition. The predominant colour, a deep matte charcoal, is the colour scripturally associated with sattvaguna or the attribute of steadiness. Strategically introduced bits of silver - the hems of His robe, the curls on His head, and the lotus petals on the throne beneath Him - add a world of detail to the silhouette.
Zoom in on the face and the neck of the Buddha. Minimalistic engravings convey a composure of solemnity and introspection. The three curves etched against the neck are symbolic of His voice as sweet as the conch. As striking as it is, such a colour scheme would look good in a wide variety of interiors.
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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