Metal Technology

Gallery G (Metal Technology):

The technique of hammering shoot metal into relief designs called repousse is shown in consecutive stages from initial pencil drawing through a finished, gilded Bhairava face, a display supplemented by large scale repousse sculpture. Similarly, based of reproductions of the head of the superb seated Buddha in Gallery E, a series of models explain the process of casting images in the technique known as “lost wax”. These skills have been practiced for centuries in Nepal especially in the nearby family workshops in Patan, the traditional center of the metallurgical arts.