Bronze Jain Masterpiece Tri-Tirthankara Statue 20"
Item #: 3b38
Total Height Including Base: 20 inches or 51 cms
Base Width & Depth: 15 x 10 inches
Weight: 32 pounds or 15 kgs
- The bronze metal sculpture is of a Tirthankara, a Jain savior, who sits in the center with two more Tirthankaras standing in meditation on either side of the main figure, thus making a group of three Tirthankaras, known as a Tri-Tirthankara image
- A true Jain Masterpiece!
- 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
- The Tri-Tirthankara statue is a one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
Write up on the original sculpture taken from the National Museum, New Delhi: The bronze metal sculpture is of a Tirthankara, a Jain savior, who sits in the center with two more Tirthankaras standing in meditation on either side of the main figure, thus making a group of three Tirthankaras, known as a Tri-Tirthankara image. On two ends of the pedestal are figures of a Yaksha and a Yakshi. The central Tirthankara sits on an embroidered cushion placed on a simhasana (lion throne) whose centre has the dharmachakra, or the wheel of law, flanked by two deer. The lion throne, the textile cover or carpet on it and the cushion all have beautiful designs. On top of the pedestal, below the Yakshi and Yaksha, are eight heads which symbolize the eight planets. This beautiful composition dates from circa 650 AD. and is typical of the Western School from the seventh century onwards whose examples have been discovered in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
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.
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.
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