The Buddha’s gaze is the most unconventional aspect of this sculpture. His eyes are unshut. Large as they are, they are set perfectly against the handsome structure of the Shakyamuni’s countenance. With them, He looks straight ahead of Himself, a little downward, probably into the recesses of ihaloka, witness to the suffering of His devotees. His wide brow resembles the wings of the free and mighty albatross. Lips the shape of a young lotus are carved beneath the long, slender nose.
Zoom in the luxuriant carvings that grace the robe of the seated Buddha. Tropical vines, flowers the symbol of compassion (a core Buddhist value), and waves along the edges. The hems of His robe lie in lifelike folds on the surface of the embossed lotus pedestal. The signature pedestal in itself qualifies as a standalone work of art.
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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