Veera Lakshmi (Dhairya Lakshmi)

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Details

Material: Bronze (Lost Wax)
Size: 5.75" (L) x 4.5" (W) x 8.5" (H)
Finish: Antique Finish

Description

Veera Lakshmi (Laxmi), also known as Dhairya Lakshmi, is a form of Goddess Lakshmi that bestows strength and courage during battles, and for overcoming difficulties in life.
Seated on a lotus, the goddess is depicted with eight hands, in which she holds a chakra, shankh, bow and arrow, trishul (sword), lotus and palm leaf scriptures. Two of her hands in the front are in the abhaya mudra and varada mudra. This highly detailed sculpture has been created using the lost wax process.
  • ABOUT Lost Wax Bronze Sculptures

    The Lost Wax Process, also called cire-perdue, is a method of metal casting in which hot metal is poured into a wax model, which is lost during the process. The process is used to make highly detailed bronze sculptures.

    In the olden days, the castings were often made in copper, but bronze quickly became the preferred material for statuary, as it is stronger and more tensile. This method of sculpting involves creating a solid wax model of the figure, and then wrapping it in a clay mould. The model is then heated to melt the wax and harden the clay. Molten metal is poured into the inverted clay mould, and upon cooling, the clay mould is broken to reveal a solid sculpture.

    Sculptures made using this method are one of a kind, since the mould must be broken to take the statue out. A sculptor typically spends several weeks to months working on one piece, thereby making such sculptures harder to come by, and very special. The very fine detailing and the intricacy of the work adds to the beauty of each piece.

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