A three-deity ensemble to grace your home or office temple. Lord Perumal, as the great Vishnu is worshipped in South India, stands between His wives, Shri Devi and Bhu Devi. The figurines are discrete: each stands upon its own pedestal, which is an upturned lotus with its mouth against a two-tiered, quadrilateral plinth.
The regal Perumal stands with His spine erect. The anterior right hand of His four hands (He is chaturbhujadhari) is raised in blessing over His devotees. A tall, tapering crown sits on His head. It sets off the slender, gracious form of the Lord. The figures of His devoted wives have taken after Him; they are slender, but more curvaceous, and the language of their bodies is distinctly feminine. The crowns on their heads are more ornately sculpted.
This set of three panchaloha sculptures from Swamimalai would be a valuable addition to your collection from the point of view of aesthetics. The medium of panchaloha, a blend of five iron-based alloys, is unique to the region. The finish of the murtis - from colour to iconography - are a fine example of regional traditional art.
12.00 inch Height X 5.00 inch Width X 4.00 inch Depth
Weight - 2.334
10 inch Height X 3.5 inch Width X 3.5 inch Depth
Weight - 1.290
Weight - 1.300
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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