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嘎巴拉碗

2002-07-10 837 报道:佛教天地
  嘎巴拉碗
  KAPALA BOWL
  清(公元1644-1911年)QING DYNASTY
  高25·5宽18·5厘米HEIGHT 25·5CM WIDTH 18·5CM
  收藏单位:西藏博物馆TIBET MUSEUM
  嘎巴拉碗是修无上瑜伽密举行的灌顶仪式时用的法器。嘎巴拉碗用人的头盖骨做成,大都是依照高僧大德生前的遗嘱,从其遗体上取下后制成。这件嘎巴拉碗的颅骨外面隐现日、月、法螺和藏文六字真言。碗的托座为三角形,碗盖为椭圆形,都是用纯金制作。金盖上刻有莲瓣,缠枝花卉和八宝纹,盖口边缘上嵌绿松石和珠宝,把手做成金刚杵形。托座上的每一面都有一个人首,其余部分通体镂雕卷叶纹图案。整个嘎巴拉碗选材精细、制作精美、工艺考究、是嘎巴拉碗中的极品之作。
  A KAPALA BOWL IS A RELIGIOUS ARTIFACT USED BY THE ULTIMATE YOGA ESOTERIC SECT AT THE CEREMONY OF ABHISEKA 。THE KAPALA IS MADE OF HUMAN SKULL 。MOSTLY ,DONATED AT WILL OF EMINENT MONKS ,THIS PIECE OF KAPALA BOWL IS LIGHTLY INCISED WITH IMAGES OF THE SUN ,MOON ,RITUAL CONCH AND A SIX-SYLLABLE INVOCATION IN TIBETAN ,THE BASE IS TRIANGULAR AND THE CORVED WITH LOTUS PETALS ,COILING FOLIATE DESIGN AND EIGHT TREASURES ,THE RIM IS INLAND WITH TURQUOISE AND GEMS ,THE HANDLE IS IN THE SHAPE OF VAJRA ,ON EACH SIDE OF THE BASE ,THERE IS AN IMAGE OF A HUMAN HEAD AND THE REMAINING SURFACE IS MATERIAL WITH OPENWORK COILING LEAF DESIGNS ,MADE OF REFINED MATERIAL AND EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP ,THIS PIECE IS PERFECT MASTERPICEC。
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