Repoussé is a method of creating metal designs that comes from the French word pousser, meaning to push forward. Artists use hammers to punch from the back or inside to form relief designs on the outside. More detail and definition is done by engraving the front directly into metal or by chasing to further define details by using various tools to raise, depress or push the metal without damaging the surface. Both processes require considerable skill.

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  • Antique Repoussé Vishnu Votive Plaque, India (5174A-TAK) $250

    H: 7.5”  W: 5.75”  D: 2.5” | FREE SHIPPING

    This repoussé votive plaque portrays the Hindu deity Vishnu, the Protector of the Universe with a double aureole holding the conch shell he uses to make the om (aum) sound that embodies divine energy and is considered to be the sound of the universe which encompasses all sounds within it. He wears a crown representing his supreme power and earrings signifying  the dual nature of creation. The lotus next to him and the lotus leaves of his throne symbolize purity, truth, and the unfolding of creation.

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