Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is made in Nepal using Lost Wax system of traditional statue making. The weight of the statue is 2.79 kg and copper is used to mold the statue with painted face and gold gilding body finishing.
|Size||35 x 19 x 13 cm|
Statue Finishing and Making process
There are different types of statue finishing in traditional statue making process. Gold painting and gold plating is performed in different parts of the statue once the finishing is done.
Face Finishing – Fully Gold Painted
The faces of the statues are painted to clearly emphasize the focus on the eyes and lips. The painting finishing gives detailed finishing and life to the statues.
Metal carving generally can not produce this effect even if we could, oxidation would gradually obliterate it. This is an important and sacred ritual of Buddhism to make the statue ready for its consecration and practice.
Specific gold variation is utilized that has undergone special processing to turn the metal gold into paintable powder gold while painting a statue’s face.
Protecting the Statues Face
We strongly advised to handle the statue’s face with care when lifting the statue. Do not touch directly the painted face of your statue.
Mostly the painted-face statue is kept under a glass box to protect from dust and instant touch from human hand, and whenever it needs to be moved, it is always covered with a cotton face mask.
If the painting in the face of the statues are damaged then it will need to be repaired by a expert and experienced statue face painter.
Body Finishing – Partly gold plated
The gold is gilded using amalgam gold in a traditional method. The process is known as Mercury Gold Gilding, Fire Gilding, or Fire gold plating.
This method of gold gilding is excellent for copper statues since the gold will stay on the statue for a very long time.
Despite being more expensive than modern electrochemical plating, this method of gold gilding is still chosen by many collectors and artisans because to its endurance.
This Shakyamuni Buddha Statue has gold paint put to the body or uncovered skin, which represents the color of the Shakyamuni Buddha statue’s skin.
The color is also painted on the statue’s garment, which symbolizes the hue of the traditional robe worn by Buddhist monks.
This is the ideal form of the statute for the practitioner as these statutes follow all the regulations required by the monastery.
The shawl, the lotus blossoms, and the statue’s base all have gold gilding on this Shakyamuni Buddha statue. The phrase “gold on the shawl” is how people commonly refer to this additional gold plating, or “Ga Cho Lu.”
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