This brilliant piece of art, a brass statue, represents Vairochana Buddha, one of the Buddha's lately evolved forms. The earliest example of Vairochana Buddha in arts is estimated to come from the seventh century in the form of a book-cover, now in Pritzker Collection. The book-cover image is in meditating posture, but later there evolved other forms of Vairochana Buddha; hence, the meditating Vairochana Buddha form is sometimes addressed also as Pritzker Vairochana Buddha.
Vairochana Buddha represents one of the directional Buddhas of the Vajrayana pentad. Initially, the Buddha was conceived to have three forms : Sambhogakaya, that is, the body of bliss the regally adorned resplendent body claiming Buddha's spiritual majesty; Dharmakaya, that is, invisible, formless 'dharma' body; and, Nirmanakaya, that is, the mortal body of a monk. Subsequently, Vajrayana came out with a concept of five transcendental and directional Buddhas, who came to be known as the Vajrayana pentad. Vairochana Buddha was the centre amongst this pentad.
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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