Pitambara Vishnu

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In Hinduism, pitambara or a yellow (pita) colored garment (ambara) is often associated with masculinity and is also used as a synonym for Lord Vishnu because this color is generally worn at religious events. This preserver deity stands on a gold rectangular pedestal holding his various godly weapons- sudarshan chakra, conch, gada and a lotus to protect the universe from being destroyed and keep it going.

Sculpted in a beauteous expressive face with the hypnotizing lotus eyes wide open to observe the fruitful world out there and the red smile highlighting his genuinity and serenity. Lord Vishnu is considered as the greatest god in Vaishnava culture as he always fulfils his role of returning to earth in troubled times and restore the balance between good and evil.

This white marble statue of purity is constructed by shaping a single piece of stone and expressed with tinges of blue to signify his cosmic dimensions and connection with Vedic gods of rain and thunder and relations with earth; decked up with immense jewels and the haloed crown that glorify his benign self. Sculptor’s colourful mind and skills can be judged by the use of pitambara dhoti patterned in an indigestive manner of creativity with the zaried pink kamarband and orange stole filled in golden motifs complementing it.

Item Code: XN20
Specifications:
White Marble Statue
Height: 11.5 inch
Width: 5.5 inch
Depth: 2.2 inch
Weight: 2 kg
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Handmade
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This excellent image represents Lord Vishnu in his usual four-armed manifestation. He has the chakra in his upper right hand, in his normal right hand his usual attribute mace, in normal left hand, a lotus, and in the upper, his regular attribute the conch, all such as the iconographic convention of Vishnu’s images provided. As Vishnu is seen as Sustainer in Tri-murti concept, his images always register priority of lotus, obviously for representing three-aspected cosmic existence and being the symbol of accomplishment, over his other attributes – the instruments of destruction, which is not Vishnu’s regular role.

The world’s supreme commander, Lord Vishnu has been portrayed as standing, as if ready to rush to attend a devotee’s call for help. His standing posture is more prevalent in Vaishnava iconography than any of his other forms. His other popular image is as reclining on the surface of Kshirasagara – the mythical ocean of milk, on the coils of the great serpent Shesh, usually with Lakshmi massaging his feet, and Brahma emerging out of a lotus rising from his navel. With his both feet nearly joined the figure is completely in a static posture not inclining to move. His seated postures are far rarer.

The entire figure of the Lord is beautifully ornamented. He is wearing a gold crown and the Vaishnava Tilaka on His forehead. In addition to golden bracelets and anklets, he is wearing two necklaces – one a collar piece and the other a long one, extending below his navel. He is wearing a yellow dhoti, signifying his name ‘Pitambara’, meaning Óne who wears a yellow garment.’ The richly bordered dhoti is held together at the waist by a beautifully knotted green waistband, decorated with diagonal checks in gold.

This marble piece was carved in the city of Jaipur. The sculptor is Shri Prakash Sharma.

How to clean and maintain marble statues?


Marble has been a preferred material for sculptors and artists for more than a thousand years. It is a rock that undergoes metamorphism which causes recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in various colors, designs, and dimensions. Pure white marble is the most preferred type of marble for making sculptures and statues since time immemorial. White marble is especially used for sculpting stone monumental sculptures since ancient times. The natural shine and luster of the carbonate crystals of white marble give a lavish and beautiful appearance to the statue.

 

Marble stone statues are highly durable and can even withstand harsh weather conditions without getting corroded, therefore, they can be kept indoors or outdoors without getting damaged or weathered. Although these statues can last for many decades, their regular care and cleaning are essential to increase their longevity and beautiful appearance.


  • The simplest and basic way of cleaning a marble stone statue is to clear away dirt accumulated on the surface. Outdoor statues are especially prone to biological growth and dirt build-up that may take away their natural beauty. You may rinse the statue with warm water and mild soap to clean the dirt as much as possible. You can use a sponge or cotton cloth to scrape off dirt accumulated in crevices and cracks.

 

  • You must never allow water to stand on the surface of the statue for a long time. Standing water gets absorbed by the marble’s porous surface which results in its discoloration. Therefore, it is always recommended to dry-clean the statue with a towel or damp cloth.

 

  • Applying beeswax, a non-toxic product, on the surface of the marble statue offers protection against staining, dirt, and pollutants. It also polishes the surface and gives a natural shine to the statue.

 

Marble statues need periodical cleaning to maintain their flawless look. However, harsh and deep cleaning can result in making the statue look dull. If your marble statue is withering away, it is recommended to take the help of a professional cleaner. Marble is a delicate material and therefore needs proper care.

Marble Mastery Unveiled: The Artisan's Symphony in Sculpting Timeless Beauty

Marble is a soft and delicate metamorphic rock derived from limestone. It is composed mainly of recrystallized carbonate minerals. The appealing appearance of marble gives rise to the making of beautiful sculptures and statues. Jaipur city of Rajasthan, India, is considered the capital of marble carving where various marble idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are made. These magnificent statues are carved by skilled sculptors out of the purest white marble. The slight softness of white marble makes it easier to be carved and chiseled into any desirable form or shape. Another impressive feature of marble is that the calcite has a low refractive index that allows light to penetrate the stone before getting scattered out. This results in bringing a translucent appearance and luster to the marble sculpture. This is the reason why most sculptors prefer to work with marble for sculpting life-size statues that require intricate details, evoking a certain realism to the work.

There is a detailed or step-by-step process of developing the desired structure of a sculpture from marble stone. These steps are:

1. Clay mould

Most sculptors prefer to sculpt a preliminary model out of clay or wax to translate its complex and intricate details into the final stone sculpture with the use of calipers or a pointing machine. The plasticity of the clay mould helps sculptors capture the success of the final sculpture before carving the stone. The clay is moulded into the desired shape or form and this acts as a rough
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2. Roughing out

The second step of carving or sculpting is to remove large portions of unwanted marble stone. This task is done by using a special tool known as a point chisel. The pointed end of this tool is useful for splitting the large stone and removing big chunks that are not wanted. Usually, a mallet (a tool similar to a hammer) is used to transfer energy through the chisel to shatter the stone evenly and accurately.
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3. Refining the figure

Once the sculptors have determined the general shape of the sculpture, a toothed chisel or claw chisel is used to refine the stone. These tools create parallel lines in the stone to add texture to the figure. During this stage, the rough block of stone has now changed into the general shape of the sculpture.
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4. Adding the details

The sculptor is now ready to carry out detailed work to develop a more refined form of the sculpture. Tools such as rasps and rifflers are then used to enhance the shape into its final form. These tools finely create details such as frills or folds of clothing or locks of hair.
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5. Polishing

This is the last step in marble sculpting in which the sculptor uses materials such as sandpaper to bring out a natural sheen to the sculpture. The sandpaper is rubbed against the surface to make it smoother and flawless. Sometimes, tin oxide is also used to make the sculpture appear glossy and more translucent.
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Marble sculptures are highly durable and can last for many decades if maintained and taken care of properly. They are also extremely weather-resistant and therefore, can be kept outdoors or indoors. The exquisite beauty of marble statues elevates the aura of the space and emanates positivity all around.
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