Partly Gold Plated Manjushree Statue, Handmade in Nepal 8"
This is half Gold plated Buddhist Statues of Manjushree from Patan. The gold is overlaid by the old course of gold plating utilizing mixture Gold. This course of Gold overlaying is known as Mercury Gold Gilding, Fire Gilding, or Fire gold plating which is currently popular.
The face of this statue has been painted with gold. Reason for painting the face is to define important attributes of the Manjushri's face, mainly its eyes and lips.
It is believed that in prehistoric times, Manjushree is the creator of the Kathmandu valley, which was huge lake before the Buddhist saint Manjushree, who used his sword to burst the valley wall and drain from southern part of Kathmandu, chovar.
Material: Copper with 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: 1.5 kg 3.30 lbs