Mighty Jewelled Bull

Dhokra,

India

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Show the class of your artistic sensibilities by embracing this example of the ancient Indian casting technique called Dhokra; a beautiful metal artefact depicting the mighty Nandi, whose brown bell metal body and gold finish will satisfy the most discerning connoisseur. Its earth tones give it a common touch, which the gold highlights confer a touch of the royal upon it.

₹4,800
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Dhokra is an ancient methods of metal casting in India, honed for more than 4500 years. The Bronze Age on the Indian subcontinent began around 3300 BC. Inhabitants of the Indus Valley, the Harappans, developed this technique.

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    Core-making: A clay core is made, slightly smaller than the final intended size of the artefact. Clay used is a mix of two-three clays ? fine clay near the river beds, Clay from the Termite mound or ?Ant Hills? and normal sand. Cow Dung is also used along with rice husk in pre-determined proportions. The core may be hardened by firing or sun-drying.Modelling: A detailed wax model is built up around the core, to the thickness of metal desired in the finished object. Wax is derived from natural pl...

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    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: 22
    Width: 11
    Height: 17.5
    TypeOfMaterial:Bell Metal
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