Copper high quality statue with 'cold' gold painted face. 4 inches high. The Buddha of compassion, Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara is the patron deity of Tibet. His first two arms hold a wish-fulfilling jewel, his second two a white lotus and a rosary.
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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