19" The Apsara Applying Vermilion (A Sculpture Inspired by Khajuraho) In Brass | Handmade | Made In India


 Women of exceptional beauty, in a graceful posture, arrested by the sculptor in the act of applying vermillion (sindoor)- giving finishing touches to her ornamentation, is an icon popularized in the temple wall panels of Khajuraho. This exquisite brass Apsara applying vermillion is a visual celebration of the opulence of the feminine form. 

Item Code: ZBP41
Height: 19 inch
Width: 7 inch
Depth: 7 inch
Weight: 6.50 kg
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The Apsara stands on an upturned lotus platform with no draperies on her body, a device that reveals the natural beauty of the celestial nymph to its fullest. Ornate ornamentation- Maanga Tika (head ornament), an ethnic necklace clasping her neck, a long necklace tastefully falling over her breasts, elaborate girdle with Makara motif (a mythical animal that symbolizes royalty and beauty) are placed masterfully over her form to highlight the lithesome youthfulness of the brass Apsara. An enchanting smile appears on her well-rounded face as she raises her right hand to the parting of her hair, to apply vermillion from the plate she has in her left hand. The heaviness of her luxurious tresses can be felt in the hairdo on the reverse of the brass icon, which is embellished with various hair ornaments. Ready to descend to the realms of the mortal, armed with her divine beauty, the mystical brass Apsara appears amused thinking of the fate of those who are wounded by the arrows she shoots with her gaze.

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.


  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.


  • Another way is to cleanse the statue with mild soap, warm water, and a cotton cloth. You must go to every inch of the statue and even to the crevices and cracks. After this, clean the article with a dry towel to wipe off pools of water left on the surface.


  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.

  • 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    A. Brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow. Whereas, panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid.
  • Q. Can I see the original photo of the product ?
    A. For original pictures of the statue, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
  • Q. Can I return the statue ?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy.
  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
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