The Great Gift 十三世的禮物

The Great Gift 十三世的禮物

Set of gold Kapala (skull bowl) and silver Kangling (leg-flute)

Important Gift from the Great 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso (1876 – 1933)

十三世達賴喇嘛 圖登嘉措 的重要禮物(1876-1933年)

Tibet / 西藏

19th century / 十九世紀 

Kapala: Human skull with gold, turquoise and coral.

18.6 x 14.2 x 7.5 cm 

Kangling: Human leg bone with silver

size: 16.3 cm long 

Property of the Great 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso (1876 – 1933)
Gifted to Sir Charles Alfred Bell (1870-1945) in 1910-30s
Present owner Fred Wright’s after 1944

Publication and exhibition
"Bodhi Path", Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. May 26-30th, 2017.  Hollywood Galleries, p. 46-47, cat no. 21.



約 1910-30年 送給英國查爾斯·阿爾弗雷德·貝爾爵士(1870-1945)




Sir Charles Alfred Bell was an influential British political officer who stationed many years in Sikkim since 1908, he met the Great 13th Dalai Lama who was temporary exiled by the Chinese government in 1910.  They became close friends and political allies for 23 years.  Later Sir Bell published a book "Portrait of the Dalai Lama" in 1946.  

查爾斯·阿爾弗雷德·貝爾爵士是一位有影響力的英國政治官員,他自1908年以來一直駐紮在錫金,他遇到了1910年被中國政府臨時流放的十三世達賴喇嘛。他們成為了23年的親密朋友和政治盟友。 後來貝爾爵士於1946年出版了一本書“達賴喇嘛的肖像”。

A 19th century silver partially gilded Dharmacakra, gifted to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 51 cm high; and a gilded bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, gifted to Koslov, a Russian explorer, 11.5cm high, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.


存於聖彼得堡國家冬宮博物館,19世紀的銀鎏金的法輪,贈送給俄羅斯的沙皇尼古拉斯二世,高51厘米; 還有一個鎏金的青銅釋迦牟尼佛像,贈送給俄羅斯探險家科斯洛夫,高11.5厘米。

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