Tibetan Statue of Naga Kanya has antique finishing and the full body is gilded with Gold by the ancient process of gold gilding using amalgam Gold, This process of Gold gilding is known as Mercury Gold Gilding, Fire Gilding, or Fire gold plating.
|42 x 45 x 25cm
Finishing of Naga Kanya Statue
The whole body of this Naga Kanya statue has been gilded with Gold by the ancient process of gold gilding using amalgam Gold, This process of Gold gilding is known as Mercury Gold Gilding, Fire Gilding, or Fire gold plating.
Gold gilded by this process is very good for the copper statues, as the statue gilded by this process will retain the gold for a very long time.
Gold Gilded by this process is comparatively expensive to the modern electrochemical plating but due to its durability, it is still a preferred choice for many collectors and practitioners alike.
After the Gilding is completed the Naga Kanya statue was sent to the sculpture aging artist to bring an antique feel or patina to the statue.
Artists of the metal aging process prefer not to share information about the sculpture aging techniques.
Naga Kanya Introduction
Naga Kanya means in Sanskrit the virgin, the maiden of the Nagas. This picture refers to a beautiful buddhist tale narrated in the XIIth chapter of the Lotus Sutra where a Naga princess, daughter of the Ocean (Sagara) comes to bodhicitta at the tender age of eight.
Before an incredulous assembly of boddhisatvas (because she was so young, and a woman), the Nagini offers then to the Buddha a jewel, said to be worth thousands of worlds. When the Boddhisattvas tell her that the Buddha accepted her jewel immediately, she told them to watch her become a buddha even more rapidly.
The common interpretation of this myth is that her jewel was in truth her very own life, worth indeed thousands of worlds, and the gift of which was the ultimate price, whether it be spontaneous or the work of an entire life.