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

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Monastery Quality Buddhist Statue of Prajnaparamita Full Fire Gold plated Painted Face

Weight: 2.29 kg
Size: 22x16x8 cm
Material: Copper Gold plated

About the Product

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

Video 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

Prajnaparamita: About Prajnaparamita

Prajnaparamita means "the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom" in Mahayana Buddhism. Prajnaparamita refers to this perfected way of seeing the nature of reality as well as to a particular body of sutras and the embodiment of the concept in the Bodhisattva known as the "Great Mother" (Tibetan: Yum Chenmo). The word Prajnaparamita combines the Sanskrit words prajna "wisdom" with paramita "perfection". Prajnaparamita is a central concept in Mahayana Buddhism and is generally associated with the doctrine of emptiness (Shunyata) or 'lack of Svabhava' (essence). Its practice and understanding are taken to be an essential part of the path of the Bodhisattva.History Astasahasrika Pajanaparmita

Earliest Prajnaparamita Sutra is Astasahasrika Pajanaparmita Sutra which was probably put in writing in the 1st century BCE. The first translation of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita also has a corresponding version in poetry format called the Ratnaguṇasamcaya Gatha which some believe to be slightly older because it is not written in Sanskrit. However these findings rely on late-dating Indian texts in which poetry and mantras are often kept in archive forms.

Mahayana Prajnaparamita teachings were first developed by the Caitika subsect of the Mahasamghikas. Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra originated amongst Mahasamghika schools and they had two copy of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra in Prakrit Script.

In 2012 A partially damaged Kharosthi manuscript of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita was radiocarbon dated to 75 CE making it one of the oldest Buddhist texts in existence.


Overview of the prajnaparamita SutraThe teaching of Prajnaparamita is classified as inferior to superior Based on the grade of the disciple.
For example

The inferior was taught to the merchants Trapusa and Bahalika because they were ordinary men
The middle was taught to the group of people who were at the stage of becoming saints or are already saints;
The Superior [the eightfold Prajnaparamitas] were taught to bodhisattvas.

The eightfold Prajnaparamitas are the teachings of the Prajnaparamita which can be categorized as:

Trisatika Prajnaparamita Sutra : Pancasatika Prajnaparamita Sutra: Saptasatika Prajnaparamita Sutra : Sardhadvisahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra : 2500 lines from the questions of Suvikrantavikramin Bodhisattva
Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra : Astadasasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra : Pancavimsatisahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra : 25 000 lines alternatively known as the MahaPrajnaparamita Sutra
satasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra : Pancavimsatisahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra :(25 000 lines)
satasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra : (100 000 lines) have a connection with the Dharmaguptaka sect while the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra (8000 lines) does not.

The titles of these eight Prajnaparamita texts are given according to their length. The texts may have other Sanskrit titles as well or different variations which may be more descriptive.

There are also other Prajnaparamita sutras the Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita Hṛdaya) and Diamond Sutra which exists in a shorter and longer version. these two sutras are in a class by themselves and deservedly renowned throughout the world of Northern Buddhism.

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