Partly Gold Plated Chenrezig Statue, 8"
This is partly gold plated Chenrezig statue, also known as God of Compassion. The carving of this statue made it like a masterpiece statue. It is believed that Chenrezig is the Tibetan incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and is considered the protector of Tibet. Chenrezig or 4-arms Avalokitesvara is the most popular form of divinity.
The Chenrezig has four arms and it represents 4 unlimited emotions (love, compassion, joy, equanimity). On the head of Chenrezig, sometimes there is small Amitabha, to remind that Avalokita belongs to the Padma family on which this Buddha reigns. The Tibetan deities work in the world without being tainted by its imperfections;
Material: Copper with partial Gold Plated
Face: Gold Painted
Making Process: Lost-Wax System, Making a statue is the work of various specialist craftsmen in: wax casting, metal casting, engraving and eventually 24k gold gilding and / or stone setting. Each of these steps must be performed with excellence to produce statues of the highest quality. The lost wax method is the oldest and most refined method used by sculptors in Nepal.
Protecting the Face
As the face is painted it is highly recommended that the face of the statue is to be greatly taken care of as it requires a very professional and skilled face artist to repair the face of dirt and damages. Commonly to protect it from damage the statue with painted face is placed under a glass box and it is always covered with a cotton face mask if it has to be moved
All our statues are handmade. Each piece is unique and it is impossible to reproduce exactly the same. Slight differences may therefore appear in the shapes, proportions, colors and / or materials used in our descriptions and specification sheets.
Weight: 2 kg 4.40 lbs