Ming Dynasty Jade Embedded Bronze Pagoda, 明代青銅鑲玉鎏金佛塔

09957明代青銅鑲玉鎏金佛塔,高60公分,寬22公分

普賢菩薩的坐騎是靈牙仙的六牙白象。與騎乘獅子的文殊菩薩,同為毗盧遮那佛之脅士,合稱為“華嚴三聖”。白象代表願行殷深,辛勤不倦;本器青銅鑲玉鎏金佛塔, 佛塔頂端六層, 表示六波羅蜜──布施、持戒、忍辱、精進、禅定、慧智。佛塔主殿奉祀普賢菩薩, 上端為飾白玉火紋背光, 左右飾白象, 塔頂飾方形玉片, 底座正面鑲嵌玉片, 飾法輪及蓮花, 本器古玉跡象有溶蝕孔, 擴散暈沁色及鈣化。

Ming Dynasty  Bronze Inlaid Jade Pagoda, H.60cm, W.22cm

This pagoda worships Samantabhadra who has the image to ride six teeth white elephant. The six levels above the shrine signifies the six Pāramitā or perfection: giving, ethics, patience, effort, concentration, wisdom

(left image :Samantabhadra, pictured in Bodhisattva of Universal Virtue who Prolongs Life, 12th century painting on silk, late Heian period.)

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