Replica "Tibetan Calendar", Silver Plated Copper

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Museum-replica| Copper | Silver plated | Size 25 x 28 cm (W/H).

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Replica "Tibetan Calendar", Silver Plated Copper

A piece of cosmology of the roof of the world is this calendar stone made of silver tin. The nine-span center is called the Mandala sphere from which the infinite number sequence can be derived; at the same time it means the highest mental delight. The Lotus circle, the symbols of the Chinese Zodiac and the flame circle represents the original state of the world follow outwards with the head of the world Dragon.

Original: Palace of the Dalai Lama, Lhasa.

Museum replica in copper, silver plated. Size 25 x 28 cm (W/H).

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Copper is the oldest metal known to mankind and used in crafts - at least since 8000 B.C - a whole epoch of the Neolithic period is named after it.

This fascinating metal experienced an artistic highpoint with the copperplate engraving in the 16th century. Picasso appreciated this graphical method for its line sharpness and contributed to its revival today. Copper has firmly established itself also in the field of sculpture.

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The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

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