A gilt copper-alloy figure of Padmasambhava Tibet, 16th/17th century

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A gilt copper-alloy figure of Padmasambhava
Tibet, 16th/17th century

Sold for HK$ 213,125 (US$ 27,375) inc. premium
A gilt copper-alloy figure of Padmasambhava
Tibet, 16th/17th century
Finely cast seated cross-legged on a single-lotus base, modelled with an alert face adorned with beaded earrings, wearing a distinctive pointed cap and a pleated robe decorated with floral hems, holding a vajra in his raised right hand and a skull cup in his left, with a flaming trident leaning against his left shoulder. 17.7cm (7in) high.

Footnotes

  • 西藏 十六/十七世紀 銅鎏金蓮花生大士坐像

    Himalayan Art Resources item no.16777
    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網16777號

    Provenance:
    Henry Harrison Getty (1838-1919), by repute
    Alice Getty (d.1946), by repute
    Courtenay Morgan, Viscount Tredegar (1867-1934), by repute
    Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar (1893-1949), by repute
    Professor and Mrs Bellerby, by repute
    Mark Dineley (1901-1975)
    Peter Dineley (1938-2018), and thence by descent

    Noted in the handwritten family 'A Catalogue of the Dineley Collection of Tibetiana and Associated Buddhistic Objects', early 1960s, p.120.

    來源:
    傳亨利·哈里遜·蓋蒂舊藏(1838-1919年)
    傳愛麗絲·蓋蒂舊藏(卒於1946年)
    傳卓德嘉子爵考特尼·摩根舊藏(1867-1934年)
    傳特里迪格子爵二世艾文·摩根舊藏(1893-1949年)
    傳貝勒比教授及夫人舊藏
    馬克·戴尼利舊藏(1901-1975年)
    彼得·戴尼利舊藏(1938-2018年),並由家族繼承

    記載於戴尼利家族手稿《戴尼利家族的西藏州和相關的佛教物品收藏目錄》'A Catalogue of the Dineley Collection of Tibetiana and Associated Buddhistic Objects',1960年代初,頁120。

    Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpeche (Precious Teacher) is considered one of the principle early teachers to bring Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. As a perfected bodhisattva, he can take on various manifestations and is widely venerated as a 'second Buddha'. He is also the root guru of the Nyginma School of Tibetan Buddhism, hence his followers believe 'treasure teachings' (terma) are left behind throughout the Tibetan landscape to be discovered when the world is ready for them.

    Compare with a related gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, however missing the trident, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Buddhist Status of Tibet, Shanghai, 2003, p.189. no.180.

    蓮花生大師頭戴法冠,髮披兩肩,眉心生白亳,細眉大眼,圓唇,耳墜花盤,披肩鏨刻錦紋,寬袍大袖,左衽,鏨刻錦地緄邊,右手持金剛杵,左手捧缽,脇下夾寶杖,杖首分三叉,串三人頭,象徵人生壯年、衰老及死亡,坐於單瓣蓮台,蓮辦厚闊,封底鏨刻十字金剛杵,除封底外通體鎏金,髮染紺紫,唇塗紅彩。

    蓮花生大士本為八世紀印度那爛陀寺僧人,入藏後被尊稱為蓮師,也被稱為第二佛陀。寧瑪派將其尊為咕汝仁波切(意為大寶上師),教中傳習的「伏藏」便是由蓮花生大師及移喜蹉嘉佛母埋藏於巖、海、空及不可以思議處。

    参考北京故宮藏一件蓮花生坐像,寶杖已佚,見《故宮博物院藏文物珍品大系藏傳佛教造像》,上海,2003年,頁189,編號180。
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