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鎏金铜铃、杵(二)

2002-07-09 620 报道:佛教天地
  鎏金铜铃、杵
  GILDED COPPER BELL AND VAJRA
  明宣德时期(公元1426-1435年)XUANDE REIGN OF THE MING DYNASTY (1426-1435)
  铃高22、直径11、杵高17厘米BELL:HEIGHT 22CM DIAMETER 11CM VAJRA :HEIGHT 17CM
  收藏单位:西藏博物馆TIBET MUSEUM
  金刚铃的造型大同小异,但柄端装饰常有所不同,分别装饰有佛头、观音、五股金刚杵等。代表方便的金刚杵和代表智慧的金刚铃经常用,使用时左手持铃,右手执杵。铃杵合用,有阴阳和合的意思,其中金刚铃代表阴性,金刚杵代表阳性。这组铃杵多处镶有绿松石、珊瑚、蓝宝石,装饰华贵,制作精美,代表了明代皇家工艺的技术水平。
  THE APPEARNCES OF BELLS ARE ALMOST THE SAME BUT THE DECORATION AT EACH END IS DIFFERENT 。THEY ARE DECORATED WITH EITHER BUDDHA HEADS ,OR BODAHISATTVA ,OR A FIVE-STRAND VAJRA 。VAJRA ,A SYMBOL OF CONVENINCE ,AND THE BELL ,A SYMBOL OF WISDOM ,ARE OFEN JOINTLY USED ,IN RITUAL PRACTICE ,A BELL AND A VAJRA ARE HELD IN HANDS ,REPRESENTING HARMONY BETWEEN THE TWO OPPOSING PRINCIPLES IN NATURE ,FEMININE AND MASCULINE 。THIS SET OF FINELY-MADE BELL AND VAJRA IS INLAID WITH TURQUOISE ,CORAL AND SAPPHIRE IN AN ELEGANT AND ELABORATE DECORATION 。THIS IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE EXCELLENT IMPERIAL CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE MING DYNASTY 。
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