Petals engraved with Buddha and various symbols, including: horses, elephants, wheels, incense burners, tanks, battle, umbrellas, ribbons, canopy and precious stones. 8th century AD, the king invited the Tibetan Buddhist monks built monasteries, and in this isolated land to spread Buddhism. The bronze sculpture was used to symbolize social status and power of the owner. Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism Central link a long time, the 9th century, the Central Plains and Tibetan Buddhist monks to negotiate a peace treaty. Since then, many Chinese emperors, especially in the Ming and Qing period (1368-1911 years) of the emperor, have been encouraged by charismatic Buddhist monks, Tibetan Buddhism has become a loyal supporter. This is the history of the famous statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, complex design and metal casting process, highlighting the Central Plains Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism integration.
It is the existing early 15th century the largest and most magnificent in the Tibetan Buddhist style bronze one. This bronze statue cast in three parts: Buddha and double lotus seat, stepped rectangular base and patterns of fire and light wheel scrolls the background pattern of elliptical. That of Sakyamuni Buddha’s posture to resist the temptation to get peace and truth. In addition, the chinese bronze sculpture served as cooking and banquet utensils and sacrificial offerings to ancestors. Personal items is the mirror through a mirror bright side, the masters of the mirror can see their face. In Gu Kai’s masterpiece, “the history of women Zhen map” in the court of women use a mirror to see the scene, this picture is now in the British Museum collection, the original made in BC 353 years. Side of the mirror does not usually have ornate mirror decoration.
But this is not a simple decorative ornament, with the religious significance of the mirror may be as early as the 18th century BC, there have been. This is a bronze sculpture belonging to a person whose family name is He of Western Dynasty. The first Mirror appeared two thousand years BC, when the mirror is often a small mirror, usually not decorated bronze plate. Han Dynasty, by inscriptions and decoration on the mirror can see that the relevant religious beliefs, this relationship to obtain good luck with life after death to eternal life. During the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) of the mirror, the design process was a continuation in the previous dynasties, sometimes used before a mirror design, such as: carving inscriptions, four images of the universe implied decorative animal, and the use of other rare animals of the pattern. Also added a new design, including mother of pearl embedded in the mirror and amber.
This mirror on a pair of ducks in the lotus pool, which is a symbol of marital happiness. It may be a wedding gift. The original china bronze sculpture was excavated in 1965 in Baoji of Shaanxi Province. A Short History of imitation bronze. Bronze in the Shang and Zhou dynasties before the Song Dynasty have been found, but fewer. Because of its shape and decoration with high artistic value, and was to have inscriptions of historical value, so the Northern Song Dynasty was later imitated in ancient bronzes. Counterfeit, copy, and pretending to be a china bronze statue should be differentiated. Imitation is the ancient culture of respect and admiration, while the pseudo is purely for commercial interests. Finally, a strong influence of Buddhism to grasp and absorb the local believers.
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