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Subject:Small metal statue of the Buddha
Posted By: Tony Tue, Jul 21, 2020 IP:

Dear friends,
It is a small (5") statue of the Buddha with fine details. It looks rusty, but there are shiny areas (tip of the nose, back of the head, the upper rim of the sitting base, ...) where the surfaces were scratched unintentionally, as seen in the pictures. I did gave it a good wash to remove some of the dust/mud.
I love its look and would like to learn more about it (culture - period - material -....). It might also be obviously some of our friend here that it can be a product of modern time :)
I really appreciate your time and kind help!!!

Subject:Re: Small metal statue of the Buddha
Posted By: Stan Wed, Jul 22, 2020

I've found when dust/mud can not be easily removed that is because it was deliberately applied to a new piece to make it look old. Caution is advised.


Subject:Re: Small metal statue of the Buddha
Posted By: Tony Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Dear Stan,
Thank you so very much for your time and valuable advice, considering there are so many "faked" items out there!
I was told that it was cast-iron, and it does looks rusty on the surface! I was surprised to find copper/brass-like shinny color underneath some scratched areas, after the dust/mud was washed off :)
Thanks so much again for your kind help Stan!
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