Mosque model

This mosque model was made using the ‘à cire perdue’ or lost wax brass cast technique whereby wax model of the object was made and clay applied to the model. After drying, the clay cast was heated which will result in the wax melting away. Molten brass was then poured into the mould to replace the ‘lost wax’. The brass was then allowed to cool and the mould broken away. The object was then finished with filing and polishing.

Date/Period
c.1900
Region
Minangkabau, Western Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: XXXX-03247-005: H8.3 x L9.5 x W9.0 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-004: H5.0 x L15.7 x W16.3 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-002: H26.6 x L13.0 x W12.3 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-003: H10.1 x L18.5 x W16.3 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-006: H18.5 x L9.9 x W9.2 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-008: H2.0 x L6.4 x W5.5 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-007: H2.6 x L12.2 x W4.8 cm, Object size: XXXX-03247-001: H3.0 x L18.3 x W22.3 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-03247
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

I would like an Image Request Form