Featured Bronze? Brass? LADY BUDDHA STATUE - WHO IS SHE? AGE? INFO?

Discussion in 'Art' started by journeymagazine, Aug 15, 2019 at 2:38 AM.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Found this at my local thrift store; is it bronze? brass?
    Who is the lady?
    Any idea of age?
    Finally, is it a "good" statue or a cheap one?
    Any info will be appreciated - I bought her because she was cheap, heavy, and looked old- is it a home run?
    Thank you!

    ART STATUE BUDDHA LADY 1A.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA LADY 1AA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA LADY 2AA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA LADY 3AA.jpg
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Although it doesn't look very chesty by Hindu/Buddhist standards, it could be a dancing Apsara, or heavenly nymph (angel).
    Pretty recent, not top quality. People love these for home decor, so it will sell.
     
  3. gerspee

    gerspee Well-Known Member

    Any Jewelry is right and recent (toerist) replica but always some interested for decoration as is :angelic:
     
  4. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    I am trying to get both of my legs, to mimic her position at the same time...


    What was the sproing sound?
     
  5. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Is it bronze? Brass? Cast Bronze? Pot metal?
    Again it is really heavy if that helps
     
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  6. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    F4E1ED68-31EA-4E68-A73C-F6CD6B0D8EA0.jpeg Metal knowledgeable people will want to know if it attracts a magnet. What are those whitish looking spots on the arm?
     
  7. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    WAG 1: sprue marks that were sanded prior to applying finish, but something in the sanding process prohibits the finish from "sticking". :bucktooth:

    WAG 2: sprue marks that were sanded after the finish was applied. Originally, this was my #1 WAG, but I decided they look much too neatly done for that. :joyful:
     
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  9. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You need one of those cast metal plants to support you right knee.:)
    That was the sound of someone trying to do it without one of those cast metal plants....:D
    I could give you a sheer endless list, but I don't have it in hand, you have.;) As inh said, people will want to know if it attracts a magnet.
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Vitiligo.
     
  12. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Good one, AJ! I'd have gone with that if Sprue hadn't been already to hand.
     
  13. jsnggltt

    jsnggltt Active Member

    She is a Dancing Dakini (likely from Nepal)

    "The naked and sensual Dancing Dakini represents the primordial consciousness in pulsation; a cosmic force of pure joy stripped of defilement. The Dancing Dakini is lifelike and radiating in rapturous bliss, her face is divine in features and serene in expression, body well proportioned and vigorous in movements. As her upper torso is swaying in an arc, she is dancing with a bell in her raised right arm, with left hand holding a symbol, and arm extended to counter her right foot in mid air, striking a perfect balance with her bending left knee, which resulted in a sinuous and graceful dance rhythm. In spite of a few minor casting faults, the eloquence of the Divine Feminine remains vivacious in this spirited dancing goddess." BuddhaMuseum.com

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    ps: The item in her left hand is a playing stick
     
  14. jsnggltt

    jsnggltt Active Member

    Often the weight of these statues is exaggerated by filling the base w/ a concrete like material then covering it with a thin sheet of metal. From what I can make out in the picture you posted that seems to be the case here.
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Journey's is not made in a Nepali style, maybe she is from neighbouring India. The face certainly looks Indian. The iconography would be the same.
     
  16. jsnggltt

    jsnggltt Active Member

    I'm not sure I understand what you are referring to. Could you be more specific?
     
  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The iconography is the specifics of position and attributes, which would be the same in Tantric Buddhist India and Nepal.
    But the face and crown on journey's statue look Indian, whereas the face and hairdo with cosmic flame on the one you posted look Nepali.
    So different cultures depicting the same mythical being in their own way, but both following the general rules of how to depict a dancing Dakini. Just different details, more in keeping with their own culture. That is the way it usually is in Asian religions.
     
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  18. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Spot looks like paint/color loss? It does not attract a magnet
     
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  19. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    the bottom is not covered or filled with anything
     
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    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

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