The enlightened aspect of the erstwhile Shakyamuni. Limbs gathered in the perfect padmasana: hips-and-knees trifecta on the same plane, heels gathered directly below the navel, soles facing skywards. A high throne, fit for a king. An gajayali archway thronged by mythical creatures of the Buddhist heavens. A five-spired crown and long-drawn features of the face that betray Nepalese aesthetic influences.
The pure brass murti that you see on this page captures the post-enlightenment aspect of the Buddha. It features a multitude of colours, burnt brown and baked orange and pale metallic green, and creates a visual mood that could be described as grand and ethereal. Note the strip of silk cascading down the front of the Buddha’s throne. Interestingly, the mendicant days of Buddha have been accommodated into the composition, in the form of the almsbowl cardled in His hands.
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.
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