Goddess Ganga - Lost Wax Sculpture

Goddess Ganga - Lost Wax Sculpture

$60.00 USD

The Goddess Ganga is riding on a crocodile. The beautiful brass figure reveals religious beliefs of the tribal populace. The beautiful brass figure reveals an ancient method of casting brass figures. A shining example of the ancient Dhokra method, here the figure is created through a laborious lost wax method practised by the tribal groups of north India. In this ancient craft, a model is sculpted out of clay and dried in the sun. It is then covered with beeswax and more clay, forming a mold. The piece is cast, cleaned and again dried in the sun. Finally, it is heated in the ground for five days and polished.

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The Goddess Ganga is riding on a crocodile. The beautiful brass figure reveals religious beliefs of the tribal populace. The beautiful brass figure reveals an ancient method of casting brass figures. A shining example of the ancient Dhokra method, here the figure is created through a laborious lost wax method practised by the tribal groups of north India. In this ancient craft, a model is sculpted out of clay and dried in the sun. It is then covered with beeswax and more clay, forming a mold. The piece is cast, cleaned and again dried in the sun. Finally, it is heated in the ground for five days and polished.

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