The distraught Shiva hoists His lifeless wife up His shoulder. There is no word to describe the suffering of the divine, writ large on the brass-sculpted brow. The insults meted out to Him by Sage Daksha had caused the devoted Sati to immolate Herself; as such, He is beside Himself with grief.
The chaturbhujadhari Shiva is on the verge of breaking into tandava. Beneath the perfect iconography of the exterior, of both the Shiva-murti and the Sati figurine, is a form quivering with powerful expression. Pure brass medium, the radiant colour of gold, accentuates the artisan’s expression.
The pedestal beneath Shiva’s feet is one-third the height of the composition. It is a multi-tiered, ornately engraved work that sets this Shiva-Sati murti apart from run-of-the-mill Shiva figurines.
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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