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Brahma, the god of creation in Hinduism, is also known as Vedanta or the god of Vedas. Skilfully crafted with intricate details, this bronze sculpture features Brahma standing on an inverted lotus pedestal, with four heads and four arms. Two hands in the front are folded in a Namaskara mudra and the other two, while in the other two, Brahma is seen holding a kundika (water pot), and an akshamala (a string of beads). This exquisite sculpture is made using the Lost Wax Process.
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. 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 clay. 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 is broken to reveal a solid statue.
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 or months working on one piece, thereby making such sculptures harder to come by, and more valuable. The very fine detailing and the intricacy of the work adds to the beauty of each piece.
|Material:||Bronze (Lost Wax)|
|Size:||8" (L) x 4" (W) x 15" (H)|
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