Bronze Buddha 30″


Lost-wax casting (also called “investment casting“, “precision casting”, or cire perdue in French) is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (often silvergoldbrass or bronze) is cast from an original sculpture. Dependent on the sculptor’s skills, intricate works can be achieved by this method. The oldest known examples of this technique are the objects discovered in the Cave of the Treasure (Nahal Mishmarhoard in southern Israel, and which belong to the Chalcolithic period (4500–3500 BC). Conservative estimates of age from carbon-14 dating date the items to c. 3700 BC, making them more than 5700 years old.[contradictory][1][2] Though the process today varies from foundry to foundry, the steps used in casting small bronze sculptures are fairly standardized. (In modern industrial use, the process is called investment casting.) Variations of the process include: “lost mold“, which recognizes that materials other than wax can be used (such as: tallowresintar, and textile);[3] and “waste wax process” (or “waste mold casting”), because the mold is destroyed to remove the cast item.[4][5] Lost-wax casting was widespread in Europe until the 18th century, when a piece-molding process came to predominate.


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Size is measured from the outside of the knee to the outside of the knee.

30″ from knee to knee

57″ tall

Additional information

Weight 200 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 42 × 60 in


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