The Shakyamuni epithet comes from Siddhartha Gautama’s royal (‘muni’) Shakya lineage. Yet, it is royalty and all sorts of attachment to kin that He had renounced. For the sake of enlightenment, He had gone into the great Indian wilderness and practised for years various austerities. When at the end of it all He attained enlightenment, He touched (‘sparsha’) Mother Earth (‘bhoomi’) beneath Him, as gestured by the right hand in bhoomisparsha mudra, to invoke Her as His witness.
This seated Buddha sculpture of substantial proportions has been carved from pure brass. It features a solemn colour palette of pale golden and deep brown. Symbols of Buddhistic importance are embossed on the robe of the Buddha. The almsbowl in His left hand and the lotus-petal throne beneath Him are crucial elements of the Buddha iconography.
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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