Full Gold Plated Copper Shakyamuni Buddha Statue
A full gold-plated copper Shakyamuni statue crafted using the lost wax technique by 3rd generation artisans from Patan showcases the exceptional artistry and craftsmanship of this renowned Nepalese region. This staute is not only a beautiful and intricate work of art but also a sacred object of veneration. It serves as a visual representation of the Buddha's teachings and his enlightened state, inspiring devotees and practitioners on their spiritual path towards enlightenment and liberation from suffering.
Shakyamuni, also known as Gautama Buddha or Siddhartha Gautama, is the central figure of Buddhism and represents the historical Buddha who attained enlightenment. Depicted in a seated posture, Shakyamuni is often depicted in the classic meditation pose, known as the "lotus position," with his legs crossed and hands resting in his lap. This posture symbolizes tranquility, inner peace, and spiritual awakening.
The lost wax technique employed by the artisans from Patan involves a meticulous process. First, a wax model of the Shakyamuni statue is created, capturing the intricate details of his facial expression, hand gestures (mudras), and robe. This wax model is then covered with layers of clay, forming a mold that is heated to remove the wax and harden the clay. The molten copper is then poured into the mold, replacing the wax and taking its shape. After the metal solidifies, the outer clay layer is broken, revealing the newly cast statue.
Once the casting is complete, the artisans painstakingly work on the finishing touches. They polish the statue, ensuring a smooth and lustrous surface, and then apply a layer of gold plating, which represents the sacred and divine nature of Shakyamuni. The gold plating adds a stunning aesthetic appeal to the statue and further enhances its spiritual significance.
Size: 5.5" Height x 4.2" Wide x 3" Depth
Weight: 555 gm approx.