A RARE FIGURE OF BHAIRAVA 

罕見的派拉瓦銅像

འཇིགས་བྱེད།

10th century / 十世紀

India, Pala

印度, 帕拉皇朝

Bronze, color pigment and Cold gold / 銅, 礦彩和冷金

H 8.8 cm / 公分


Provenance  Edward O’Neill Collection from the 1970s and 80s


來源  Edward O’Neill 七十至八十年代收藏


Reference

Linrothe, Robert (1999) Ruthless Compassion: Wrathful Deities in Early Indo-Tibetan Espteric Buddhist Art. Shambhala, Boston. p.116-7. 


Exhibition 

The Touch of Devotion ― private Buddhist art collections”, International Antiques Fair, Hong Kong, May 25-29, 2018 


Publication

Hollywood Galleries, “― private Buddhist art collections”, Hong Kong, 2018, p. 46-47, no. 33.

 

展覽

“膜拜 · 私人佛教藝術珍藏”

國際古董展,香港,2018年5月25日至29日


出版

東寶齋,“膜拜 · 私人佛教藝術珍藏”, 2018年。 46-47,編號3。


The Wrath from Pala 


A powerful statue of Kala Bhairava with rich roasted-brown patina. Bhairava means 

“terribly fearful form”. He represents the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva. He protects his devotees from dreadful enemies, greed, lust and anger.

This sculpture of Bhairava is depicted in warrior pose trampling on the two corpses beneath his feet. His right hand raised, brandishing a sword above his head and his left hand holding a Brahman’s head. He has bulging eyes, flaming hair and a ferocious look on his face. He has flying ribbons on his shoulders and wearing a tiger skin dhoti. Despite the intimidating 

features on the sculpture, the figure appears attractive and 

protective.

The Hayagriva bronze from Kurkihar, 10th century at the Patna Museum, Bihar, India shares similar facial features and hair style as the Kala Bhairava bronze.

帕拉皇朝的忿怒


非常罕見十世紀帕拉皇朝的派拉瓦銅像。

派拉瓦是印度教濕婆神憤怒的化身。 派拉瓦含有非常可怕的意思,他能保護信衆遠離可怕的敵人,驅除貪婪、慾望和憤怒。

此銅像高舉右手舞動寶劍,左手下垂握著創造之神梵天的頭顱。 睜圓眼,頭髮飛舞散在頭後。 上身赤裸,肩掛兩蛇,腰披虎皮。 雙腳各踏一異教徒,以戰鬥格姿勢站在單層大蓮座上。 神情威武。

這派拉瓦銅像特別罕有。 除了多處細節顯示早期東北印度帕拉皇朝風格,亦見到西北印度克什米爾風格的影響。 東北印度巴特那博物舘收藏的一尊十世紀銅馬頭金剛有類似風格。

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