It is a fine example of the rich bronze tradition of the South. Devi Rajarajeshvari is seated in lalitasana upon an inverted lotus asana (seat). The same is poised upon a multilayered quadrilateral pedestal with numerous engravings. Together with the Yali brackets, the gorgeously sculpted aureole, and the Kirtimukham at the top of the same, this composition bears every hallmark of authentic Southern workmanship and would be a fine addition to your space.
Note the handsome features of Devi Rajarajeshvari, the haloed crown sitting on Her sharp-set brow. Beneath the thick coat of gold adornments lies a shape that is curvaceous and youthful, symbolic of fecundity and maternal nourishment. The foot of Her asana is flanked by lions, and in Her left anterior hand (She is chaturbhujadhari or one possessed of four arms) is the unmistakable sprig of sweet sugarcane.
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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