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Indian Sculpture - What is the lost Wax Process?

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Indian Sculpture - What is the lost Wax Process?

Many Indian Statues are made by the lost wax process in which a wax sculpture of an image is covered in clay which is then baked. The wax melts away leaving a negative image of the sculpture inside the hardened clay. Molten metal is then poured into the mould. 

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Nataraj - A Symbol of Ignorance

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Nataraj - A Symbol of Ignorance

Nataraj is shown dancing on a dwarf, a symbol of ignorance. A cobra uncoils from his lower right forearm, and the crescent moon and a skull are on his crest. The upper right hand holds a small drum shaped like an hourglass that is called a ḍamaru, it symbolizes sound originating creation. The upper left hand contains Agni or fire, which signifies destruction. Shiva's victory over Ignorance The opposing concepts in the upper hands show the counterpoise of creation and destruction. The second right hand shows the Abhaya mudra (meaning fearlessness in Sanskrit), bestowing protection from both evil and ignorance...

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