Solid Bronze Hindu Idols Riding Sacred Elephant
Travelers of ancient India always get on top of elephants, the magnificent giants who roam the region. The elephant is a very sacred animal. For Hinduism, it is the living incarnation of Ganesh, one of their most important gods or deity. This authentically hand-cast in cold-cast bronze sculpture features two beings on top of an elephant. They are hand-painted in gold with dark brown patina accents while the creature is plated in copper. It has meticulous attention to detail, from the facial features, clothing, and headpiece to the ornate throne backrest and the elephant’s intricate back showcasing engravings of women.
- Finish Colour: Two-Tone (Gold and Copper)
- Style: A classic antique decorative altarpiece associated with maturity and earthiness.
- High-Quality Material: Bronze is ductile, strong, and durable which allows complex detailing because it can easily fit in any mold.
- Attention to Detail: The sculpture has very detailed elements from the facial features, clothing, and headpiece to the ornate throne backrest and the elephant’s intricate back showcasing engravings of women.
- Width (side to side): 8.5"
- Height (bottom to top): 21"
- Depth (front to back): 12"
Bronze is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures because of the alloy’s ductility so it is not brittle when cast. It also has incredible strength.
Gold and Copper
- Bronze - Rinse the surface with clean running water. Pay particular attention to places on textured surfaces that collect and hold water. Use a mixture of non-ionic or neutral detergent and water to clean the surface. Allow the surface of the bronze sculpture to dry in the sun. Towels may be used to help soak up water remaining in low-lying areas of texture.