Monastery Quality Buddhist Statue of Maya Devi Full Fire Gold plated , Painted Face

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Monastery Quality Buddhist Statue of Maya Devi Full Fire Gold plated , Painted Face code: HME21863 Weight : 1.14 Kg(s) size :20x6.5x6.5 Cm
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Country: Nepal

Monastery Quality Buddhist Statue of Maya Devi Full Fire Gold plated Painted Face

Weight: 1.14 kg
Size: 20x6.5x6.5 cm
Material: Copper Gold plated

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What is Monastery Quality Statue?

Face: Gold Painted

Protecting the Face
As the face is painted it is highly recommended that the face of the statue is to be greatly taken care of as it requires a very professional and skilled face artist to repair the face of dirt and damages. Commonly to protect it from damage the statue with painted face is placed under a glass box and it is always covered with a cotton face mask if it has to be moved

Vedio of Face Painting

Finishing : Full Fire Gold Gilded

Detailed Description of Mercury Gilding - Source wikipedia
Fire-gilding or Wash-gilding is a process by which an amalgam of gold is applied to metallic surfaces the mercury being subsequently volatilized leaving a film of gold or an amalgam containing 13 to 16% mercury. In the preparation of the amalgam the gold must first be reduced to thin plates or grains which are heated red-hot and thrown into previously heated mercury until it begins to smoke. When the mixture is stirred with an iron rod the gold is totally absorbed. The proportion of mercury to gold is generally six or eight to one. When the amalgam is cold it is squeezed through chamois leather to separate the superfluous mercury; the gold with about twice its weight of mercury remains behind forming a yellowish silvery mass with the consistency of butter.

When the metal to be gilded is wrought or chased it ought to be covered with mercury before the amalgam is applied that this may be more easily spread; but when the surface of the metal is plain the amalgam may be applied to it directly. When no such preparation is applied the surface to be gilded is simply bitten and cleaned with nitric acid. A deposit of mercury is obtained on a metallic surface using quicksilver water a solution of mercury(II) nitrate the nitric acid attacking the metal to which it is applied and thus leaving a film of free metallic mercury.

The amalgam is equally spread over the prepared surface of the metal the mercury is then sublimed by heat just sufficient for that purpose; for if it is too great part of the gold may be driven off or it may run together and leave some of the surface of the metal bare. When the mercury has evaporated which is known by the surface having entirely become of a dull yellow color the metal must undergo other operations by which the fine gold color is given to it. First the gilded surface is rubbed with a scratch brush of brass wire until its surface is smooth.

It is then covered with gilding wax and again exposed to fire until the wax is burnt off. Gilding wax is composed of beeswax mixed with some of the following substances: red ochre verdigris copper scales alum vitriol and borax. By this operation the color of the gilding is heightened and the effect seems to be produced by a perfect dissipation of some mercury remaining after the former operation. The gilt surface is then covered over with potassium nitrate alum or other salts ground together and mixed into a paste with water or weak ammonia. The piece of metal thus covered is exposed to heat and then quenched in water.

By this method its color is further improved and brought nearer to that of gold probably by removing any particles of copper that may have been on the gilt surface. This process when skillfully carried out produces gilding of great solidity and beauty but owing to the exposure of the workmen to mercurial fumes it is very unhealthy. There is also much loss of mercury to the atmosphere which brings extremely serious environmental concerns as well.

This method of gilding metallic objects was formerly widespread but fell into disuse as the dangers of mercury toxicity became known. Since fire-gilding requires that the mercury be volatilized to drive off the mercury and leave the gold behind on the surface it is extremely dangerous. Breathing the fumes generated by this process can quickly result in serious health problems such as neurological damage and endocrine disorders since inhalation is a very efficient route for mercuric compounds to enter the body. This process has generally been supplanted by the electroplating of gold over a nickel substrate which is more economical and less dangerous.

Fire Gold Plating In Nepal

Making Process: Lost-Wax System

Before Making statue :At work room making the wax models.

Softening a piece of wax over a brazier.

Relaxing after softening the wax The working environment with works in progress.

Working the face of an Ekajata wax model.

Working the face of wax model.Using a modeling tool to form the face of Ekajata.

Deatail of wax model

The design for Ekajata compared to the Tibetan book on which it was based.Statues Maker Are master in buddhism .

Detail of A partially finished Candamaharoshana (Acala) wax figure made in the Tibetan style.

A finished wax image of Mahakala.

Anthor Finished Wax Model of Shakyamuni Buddha

One of the modelers working in the room shows the Pehar image on which he is working.

The artist showed how the goat which had been completed earlier fits under the image.

Tej Jyoti Shakya and his wife Nani Maya Shakya Covering the wax model in a mixture of clay and dung

Pressing the mixture of clay and dung around the wax image.

The board with the clay and dung mixture ready for use.

Model Pieces drying after the initial (dipped) thin layer of fine clay.

Clay-covered model pieces drying in the sun.

Molds waiting to be put into the burnout furnace


The same molds seen in the previous image in the burnout furnace

The double row of refractory bricks used to support the heated molds during casting.

The melting furnace and a pile of coke used for melting the metals. Laying the bed of coke in the melting furnace.


The first ignition of the coke.

Checking the coke bed.

The electric blower used to force air into the melting furnace


Beginning to fill the crucibles with scrap copper.

Preparing the bed of burning coke to receive the crucibles

Sorting various metals used in the alloys.


Weighing precious metals that are used in the alloys

Weighing copper from Singapore to achieve a correct alloy.

Different sizes of crucibles and various types of metals to be cast in this melt.


Placing the crucibles in the bed of coke filled with metal are in place.

After the crucibles are in place more coke is piled around them.

The crucibles are covered with scrap metal to hold in the heat.


The electric fan is then connected.Soon a very hot flame is produced.

The entire furnace temperature goes up to about 1800 -1900 degrees.

Setting up molds in between the refractory bricks to receive the molten metal. Handling the molds with asbestos gloves and bracing them with fragments of bricks.


Pouring the molten metal into the base of a mold

Another view of the artists pouring the molten metal.Detailed view showing the molten metal being poured into the sprues.

Preparing to lift and pour molten metal from one of the larger crucibles.


Cooling a mold containing the recently poured metal.

Beginning to break away the clay mold from the metal casting. The mold breaks away revealing the metal image inside

The first metal image from the day's work.



Examining the image for flaws

Two auras (prabhamandalas) one that cast perfectly and one (in front) that only partially filled.

Opening more molds

Researchers mark specific metal images for future identification.Cleaning the details of the image with a metal tool.Sawing off the sprues from Aura image. The sprue metal will be reused in future castings.
Two auras that worked perfectly. The one on the right has been cut off of the sprues while the one on the left still has the sprues attached. The finishing specialist begins the finishing process with a set of tools including a small hammer. to give more detailThe entire surface of the image will be gently hammered to a final almost polished finish.
The finisher's tools and the work in progressFinishing work on an image of the Buddha.Hammering the chest of an image that is being held against the work block
A Buddha image hammered and chased to the final detailed finish.Cleaning in a very mild acid bath. The image and prabhamandala are placed in a final acidic bath to make sure the surface is absolutely clean.Drying the image with a blow torch.
Maya Devi: Brief IntroductionQueen Maya of Sakya (Mayadevi) was the birth mother of the historical Gautama Buddha Siddhartha of the Gautama gotra and sister of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī the first Buddhist nun ordained by the Buddha. "Maya" means "illusion" or "enchantment" in Sanskrit and Pāli. Māyā is also called Mahāmāyā ("Great Māyā") and Māyādevī ("Queen literally a female-deva 'goddess ' Māyā"). In Tibetan she is called Gyutrulma. Queen Mayadevi was born in Devadaha kingdom of Nepal.Māyā married king Śuddhodana (Pāli: Suddhodana) the ruler of the Śākya clan of Kapilvastu. She was the daughter of King Śuddhodhana's uncle and therefore his cousin; her father was king of Devadaha.IconographyQueen Maya devi is often seen standing in front of a tree holding its branch this is the posture how she gave brith to Buddha. some also believe that Buddha took birth from the armpits of Queen Mayadevi. also when she is presented in the description of Buddha life story She is seen sleep in her royal bed Dreaming of a white elephant(transportation lord Indra King of Heaven).Some also believe that Queen Maya had this dream prior to conception some versions of the life story of the Buddha say that he was conceived without sexual activity. This interpretation has led to parallels being drawn with the birth story of Jesus.Birth of BuddhaQueen Māyā and King Suddhodhana did not have children for twenty years into their marriage. According to legend One full moon night sleeping in the palace the queen had a vivid dream. She felt herself being carried away by four devas (spirits) to Lake Anotatta in the Himalayas. After bathing her in the lake the devas clothed her in heavenly cloths anointed her with perfumes and bedecked her with divine flowers. Soon after a white elephant holding a white lotus flower in its trunk appeared and went round her three times entering her womb through her right side. Finally the elephant disappeared and the queen awoke knowing she had been delivered an important message as the elephant is a symbol of greatness in Nepal[1]. According to Buddhist tradition the Buddha-to-be was residing as a Bodhisattva in the Tuṣita heaven and decided to take the shape of a white elephant to be reborn on Earth for the last time. Māyā gave birth to Siddharta c. 563 BCE. The pregnancy lasted ten lunar months. Following custom the Queen returned to her own home for the birth. On the way she stepped down from her palanquin to have a walk under the Sal tree (Shorea robusta) often confused with the Ashoka tree (Saraca asoca) in the beautiful flower garden of Lumbini Park Lumbini Zone Nepal. Maya Devi was delighted by the park and gave birth standing while holding onto a sal branch. Legend has it that Prince Siddhārtha emerged from her right side. It was the eighth day of April. Some accounts say she gave him his first bath in the Puskarini pond in Lumbini Zone. But legend has it that devas caused it to rain to wash the newborn babe. He was later named Siddhārtha "He who has accomplished his goals" or "The accomplished goal".

Research in Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal[citation needed] shows that the details of the legendary account coincide exactly with the existing Indian mythology of fertility goddesses Salabhanjikas "breaking a branch of a Sala tree") often depicted standing against trees with one leg bent up and one hand holding a branch. They are believed to be virginal and capable of making a tree bear flowers. Parallels to this myth may survive in early Christianity: according to the Dead Sea Scrolls the chaste or "virgin" Mary was a much older woman who miraculously conceived of a child by the intervention of the Holy Spirit of Jehovah (See Luke 1:35).

Queen Māyā died seven days after the birth of the Buddha-to-be Bodhisatta and was reborn in the Tavatimsa Heaven where the Buddha later preached the Abhidharma to her. Her sister Prajāpatī (Pāli: Pajāpatī or Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī) became the child's foster mother.

After Prince Siddhartha had attained perfection and become the Buddha he visited his mother in heaven for three months to pay respects and to teach the Dharma."
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