Lord Buddha was born into a royal family, the Shakya clan, from the contemporary Indo-Nepal border. He renounced his noble ancestry as a young man and adopted the life of an ascetic vagabond. The flaws of materialistic attachment, were recognized by Buddha. The brass statue of Gautam Buddha preaching his dhamma sits in padmasana on a jet black lotus plinth decorated in an amazingly blended pattern with the lotus leaves highlighted with amber-gold colour. He holds a bowl of alms in his left hand and the right hand rests on his right knee in Varada mudra. Buddha’s every hand gesture symbolizes a unique and spiritual meaning.
Aside from the spiritual qualities of this sculpture, pay attention to the aesthetic characteristics that the sculptor has underlined with the use of clean polished brass work. He is dressed in an amber gold robe that contrasts beautifully with the enlightened one's bodice.
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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