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Manjushri :

Copper high quality statue with 'cold' gold painted face. 8 inches high. Embodiment of the transcendental wisdom of the Buddhas. His right hand holds the sword of wisdom that cuts through ignorance and his left holds a lotus on which rests a Prajnaparamita text.

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.

© text by Robert Beer