Gold Plated Bodhisattva Manjushri Statue 8 Inch High|
This is a Partly Gold Plated 8.5 Inches High Copper Manjushri Statue. The statue is handmade in a traditional way employing lost wax technique. The artist who made this statue is now a forth generation statue maker and is extremely talented which can be seen in the fine, intricate and smooth details of the statue.
Here Manjushri is depicted as a male Bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality. The scripture supported by the Padma (lotus) held in his left hand is a Prajnaparamita sutra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom. Manjushri is here seated on a single padma(Lotus) as his asana(seat).
According to Swayambhu Purana, the Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. It is believed that Manjushri saw a lotus flower in the center of the lake and cut a gorge at Chovar to allow the lake to drain. The place where the lotus flower settled became Swayambhunath Stupa and the valley thus became habitable.
Size: 6"L X 3.9"B X 8.5"H
Weight: 1375 grams
Some precautions you should keep in mind when cleaning gold statues.
- In the case of gold painted on face, do not touch or not to clean with cold water. Gently wipe the dust with soft cotton.
- Do not use scrubbing cloths that are highly abrasive. Similarly, avoid using steel wool or metal bristled brushes as they will leave scratches on the surface of the Statue.
- Try avoiding touching gold statues too much. Oil from your hands can hasten the tarnishing process and reduce the life of your gold objects.