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Qing, A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava
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清-铜鎏金大威德金剛像
大威德金剛亦稱大威德明王,是格魯派主修的重要的護法神。名稱和形象有多種,藏語稱為“雅曼達嘎”, “雅曼”是“閻魔”的對音,意思是降閻魔尊,他的形象為九頭,中間一頭為牛頭,牛角粗大,每頭又都三隻眼,頭戴五骷髏冠,三十四隻手,十六條腿,藍色的身體,擁抱著明妃羅浪雜娃。頂嚴最上一頭是如來形的,象征著他是阿彌陀佛化身而來的。在金剛的十六腳分兩組,一邊各踏著水牛、黃牛、鹿、蛇、狗、綿羊、狐狸,象征著八位天王,而另一組腳下則踏著鷲、梟、鸚鵡、鷹、鶴、雞、雁等,象征著 鎮壓修法中的邪魔和愚昧。三十四隻手中各拿的鈴、杵、刀、劍、弓、箭、瓶、索子、鉤、戟、傘、蓋、骷髏等兵器,寓意智慧、勇猛、精進、堅固等。他為了教令法界,而變化成的威武憤怒的模樣,即以威猛力降伏惡魔(阻礙修法的外敵和困難等),就是“威”;以智慧力摧破煩惱業障,使眾生從無明中解脫出來謂之“德”。合即威德金剛。此像的造型規整,細部精美,各種飾物完整,工藝復雜,耐人尋味。
Qing, A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava Yamantaka with Consort

Standing in alidhasana with his consort atop various prostrate figures and animals over a lotus base, he with his three-tiered crown and 34 arms radiating about him and each holding a different implement, his moveable primary arms grasping his consort and holding the curved knife and skull cup, clad in a pendant belt of bones and garlands of severed heads and snakes, his wrathful faces surmounted by his hair rising into a flaming chignon and secured by crowns of skulls, she also holding a curved knife and skull cup and wearing in a pendant belt of bones, further adorned with jewelry and garlands with skulls, her flowing hair pulled into a topknot and secured with a tiara of skulls.

Vajrabhairava Yamantaka is one of the eight protectors of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the terrifying form of Manjushri, the God of Wisdom, whose head is visible in the flaming headdress. He takes the wrathful form in order to conquer Yama, the God of Death, thus symbolizing the victory of Wisdom or Knowledge over Death or Ignorance, which are considered one and the same in Tibetan Buddhism.

In his present aspect of Vajrabhairava, he is also associated with the Hindu god Bhairava, a form of Shiva who destroys the universe at the end of each Hindu eon. By incorporating both aspects, Vajrabhairava became one the most powerful divinities of Tibetan Buddhism. This present lot is a superb example of the bronze casting technique, as the figures and implements have been formed separately and in various moveable parts.

Tibet, Qing Dynasty
Height: 9⅞ in (25.1 cm)

Weight: 4091 g
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Qing, A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava

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Jun 08, 2014
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清-铜鎏金大威德金剛像
大威德金剛亦稱大威德明王,是格魯派主修的重要的護法神。名稱和形象有多種,藏語稱為“雅曼達嘎”, “雅曼”是“閻魔”的對音,意思是降閻魔尊,他的形象為九頭,中間一頭為牛頭,牛角粗大,每頭又都三隻眼,頭戴五骷髏冠,三十四隻手,十六條腿,藍色的身體,擁抱著明妃羅浪雜娃。頂嚴最上一頭是如來形的,象征著他是阿彌陀佛化身而來的。在金剛的十六腳分兩組,一邊各踏著水牛、黃牛、鹿、蛇、狗、綿羊、狐狸,象征著八位天王,而另一組腳下則踏著鷲、梟、鸚鵡、鷹、鶴、雞、雁等,象征著 鎮壓修法中的邪魔和愚昧。三十四隻手中各拿的鈴、杵、刀、劍、弓、箭、瓶、索子、鉤、戟、傘、蓋、骷髏等兵器,寓意智慧、勇猛、精進、堅固等。他為了教令法界,而變化成的威武憤怒的模樣,即以威猛力降伏惡魔(阻礙修法的外敵和困難等),就是“威”;以智慧力摧破煩惱業障,使眾生從無明中解脫出來謂之“德”。合即威德金剛。此像的造型規整,細部精美,各種飾物完整,工藝復雜,耐人尋味。
Qing, A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrabhairava Yamantaka with Consort

Standing in alidhasana with his consort atop various prostrate figures and animals over a lotus base, he with his three-tiered crown and 34 arms radiating about him and each holding a different implement, his moveable primary arms grasping his consort and holding the curved knife and skull cup, clad in a pendant belt of bones and garlands of severed heads and snakes, his wrathful faces surmounted by his hair rising into a flaming chignon and secured by crowns of skulls, she also holding a curved knife and skull cup and wearing in a pendant belt of bones, further adorned with jewelry and garlands with skulls, her flowing hair pulled into a topknot and secured with a tiara of skulls.

Vajrabhairava Yamantaka is one of the eight protectors of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the terrifying form of Manjushri, the God of Wisdom, whose head is visible in the flaming headdress. He takes the wrathful form in order to conquer Yama, the God of Death, thus symbolizing the victory of Wisdom or Knowledge over Death or Ignorance, which are considered one and the same in Tibetan Buddhism.

In his present aspect of Vajrabhairava, he is also associated with the Hindu god Bhairava, a form of Shiva who destroys the universe at the end of each Hindu eon. By incorporating both aspects, Vajrabhairava became one the most powerful divinities of Tibetan Buddhism. This present lot is a superb example of the bronze casting technique, as the figures and implements have been formed separately and in various moveable parts.

Tibet, Qing Dynasty
Height: 9⅞ in (25.1 cm)

Weight: 4091 g
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