Copper high quality statue with 'cold' gold painted face. Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, is the bodhisattva of great compassion. This Thousand Armed Chenrezig is in seated posture on a stepped throne, surrounded by a jeweled aura. 12 inches high, 11 inches width.The statue disassembles into four separate elements.
All our statues are cast using the "lost wax" process, which entails the melting away of each unique model of the Deity by the pouring of molten copper into the mould. The body is finished with chasing, oxidised, partially "mercury gilded" with real gold and a base plate added to allow for filling with mantras. The face is completed by the application of "cold gold" and the hand painting of its eyes.
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