Gautam Buddha

Item Code: ZF76
Brass Statue - with 24 karat gold work
Height: 2.1 inch
Width: 1.5 inch
Depth: 3.5 inch
Weight: 170 gm
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This sculpture shows the Buddha with his two hands held in the dharmachakra mudra (turning the wheel of dharma). The thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle, representing the wheel formed from the union of wisdom and method.

The Enlightened One gave his first public sermon in the Deer Park at Sarnath, near Benares, setting in motion the wheel of the Dharma (or spiritual law) as he expounded the doctrine of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. This first sermon is represented by the Dharmachakra mudra, a two-handed gesture symbolizing the setting in motion of a wheel. This mudra is also used to show the Buddha in his role as a teacher.

He is represented with extended earlobes, now empty of adornment, but which were once stretched out of shape by the weight of the costly jewelry he wore before renouncing his princely status.

In Mahayana Buddhist art, the Buddha is typically represented as a young, ideally proportioned man dressed in simple monk's robes. But he is distinguished from ordinary humans by thirty-two sacred identifying features, or Lakshana. Among the most frequently observed is the Ushnisha, a cranial bump on the head of the Buddha symbolizing wisdom. This can be observed in this artwork.

This sculpture is made of copper through the lost wax process. In this process the figure is initially sculpted in wax over a compact core. It is then carefully covered with clay and then with a heat ressistant clay. Molten metal is poured in through openings to the inside of the mold and takes the place of the wax, which melts and flows out through vent holes.

After completion of the casting process, the statue is gilded (the art of applying gold) to the faces of the deity. In this process the face is brushed with cold gold, after which the hair is painted with blue color.

The practise of painting statues, particularly faces, with gold paint is exclusively Tibetan and Nepali.

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