Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chola bronzes

A dynasty of kings called the Cholas ruled from Thanjavur in Tamilnadu. During his period extremely beautiful bronze sculptures were produced in this region, which are considered best in the world. Most were of gods, but some were of kings as well. The sculptures were first done in wax, which was then covered in clay. A small opening was in the left clay. The clay was then heated. This melted the wax, which flowed out of opening. Then melted bronze was poured into the clay mould. In this method the Chola sculptures have been made.

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