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鎏金银佛龛

2002-07-10 760 报道:佛教天地
  鎏金银佛龛
  GILDED SILVER GA`U(AMULET)
  清(公元1644-1911年)QING DYNASTY(1644-1911)
  高26、宽24厘米HEIGHT 26CM WIDTH 24CM
  收藏单位:布达拉宫管理处POTALA PALACE COLLECTION
  藏语称为“嘎乌”,即护身符。一般用银或者铜制作,也有用金质或木质者。佛龛是藏人出门在外时携带,佛龛内放置着袖珍佛像或其它圣物,以便能够获得福运,禳灾驱邪,从中可以看出藏传佛教的修习方式影响到藏语人民的日常生活。这件银质佛龛正面錾刻出重檐宫殿,下层翼角伸出两个龙头,殿门辟为壶门形,门两旁各有一条遒劲的升龙。龛面遍刻卷草纹,并在其间布置了八宝图案,主要纹样鎏金。
  THE “GA`U”IN TIBETAN ,MEANING THE AMULET OF TIBETANS ,IS MADE OF SILVER OR COPPER,SOMETIMES GOLD OR WOOD ,AMULETS,WHICH HOUSE MINIATURE BUDDHA STATUES OR OTHER RELICS ,ARE CARRIED BY TIBETANS WHEN THEY ARE ON THE JOURNEY TO HELP PREVENT DISASTERS AND TO KEEP AWAY EVIL SPIRITS 。THIS TRADITION CLEARLY REFLECTS HOW DEEPLY THE DAILY LIFE OF THE ORDINARY PEOPLE IS INFLUENCED WITH THE IMAGE OF A PALACE WITH LAYERS OF ROOFS EDGED WITH TWO DRAGON HEADS ON THE FRONT FACE ,ON BOTH PARTS OF THE OPENING DOOR ARE FLYING DRAGONS AMIDST FOLIATE DESIGNS WITH THE EIGHT TREASURES OF BUDDHA。
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