Bronze Kashmiri Style Buddha Statue 20"
Bronze Kashmiri Style Buddha Statue 20"
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Bronze Kashmiri Style Buddha Statue 20"

Item #: 33b6

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$2450

Statue Details

Materials: Bangladeshi Lost Wax Method Bronze
Total Height Including Base: 20 inches
Base Width & Depth: 16 x 8 inches
Weight: 22 pounds
  • There are mulptiple figures and animals in this richly layered bronze statue featuring the Buddha
  • The statue is cast in Kashmiri style which is truly unique
  • Bangladeshi bronze statues are extremely rare. Lotus Sculpture is the only company who carries them. Soon, we fear, there will be no more Hindu bronze artists in Muslim Bangadesh so this is an opportunity to have a piece of history
  • This Kashmiri Buddha statue is a one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
Description Few Indian Bronzes can compare with this example for its compositional complexity, richness of details and technical sophistry.  Especially noteworthy is the treatment of the rocks; this particular stylized formula was a hallmark of Kashmiri bronzes.  Another notable feature is the rich inlay of the Buddha's cushion.  Taken from; "The Great Tradition of Indian Bronze Masterpieces"

In total there are 15 figures in depicted in this fabulous and active bronze.  The peice is broken out in three layers.  The bottom layer consisting of the animal domain complete with two playful lions.  The second layer consists of devotees of the Buddha and the third layer consisting of the Buddha.  The piece seems to be a rendition of the artist's world view.

It is wonderful to see the differences between the Kashmiri school and the Pala and Chola schools of bronze casting.
Care

Bangladeshi Bronze is an extremely durable metal made from a combination of 5 metals; copper, iron, tin, with minute additions of silver and gold.  This combination is called Panchaloha bronze and is the basis for making the sacred Hindu temple statues around the world.  Copper is the most prevalent metal in the alloy.  Copper also gives the metal a softer composition that allows the bronze artisans to carve the details that are prevalent in each piece.    All the Bangleshi bronze sculpture Lotus Sculpture carries are Panchaloham and thus suited for any home altar or community temple. 

"If you would like the piece to shine use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the bronze statue."

Because of the durability of the metal not much is needed to maintain a bronze sculpture.  Many of our customers purchase a bronze statue and perform daily puja and abhisheka consisting of bathing the Hindu deity in ghee, milk, coconut milk or other liquids.  In this case nothing is needed to keep the statue clean as it will be bathed daily.  If the sculpture is used for "darshan" or simply viewing the sculpture it is best to dust the statue as needed so no dirt collects in the details of the sculpture. For Bangladeshi bronze statues if you would like the sculpture to shine, use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the piece as needed. 
If you have any questions concerning your bronze statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455. 

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.