Section of a Dharani Pillar

Section of a Dharani Pillar

典藏者
Cleveland Museum of Art
This octagonal stone pillar, with Buddhist figures carved on its eight sides, is part of a dharani pillar commissioned by Buddhist believers to pay tribute to the dead. The eight inscriptions seen here are eulogies dedicated by eight families to their deceased family members. Dharanis were a form of spell in Esoteric Buddhism said to possess supernatural power when being recited or carried and were incorporated into sutras, such as the Buddha Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra. Dharani pillars, also called sutra pillars, became the dominant bearers of Usnisa Vijaya Dharani which supposedly helped sentient beings prolong life and destroy hardships of the eternal cycle of life and the realms of hell.

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主要名稱
Section of a Dharani Pillar
典藏者
Cleveland Museum of Art
內容描述

This octagonal stone pillar, with Buddhist figures carved on its eight sides, is part of a dharani pillar commissioned by Buddhist believers to pay tribute to the dead. The eight inscriptions seen here are eulogies dedicated by eight families to their deceased family members. Dharanis were a form of spell in Esoteric Buddhism said to possess supernatural power when being recited or carried and were incorporated into sutras, such as the Buddha Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra. Dharani pillars, also called sutra pillars, became the dominant bearers of Usnisa Vijaya Dharani which supposedly helped sentient beings prolong life and destroy hardships of the eternal cycle of life and the realms of hell.

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文物
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取得方式: 

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund

取得方式: 

1929-The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH

尺寸: 

Overall: 50.2 x 40.4 公分 (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 英吋)

材質: 

石灰石

類型: 
創建時間
創建時間: 
唐(618~907)
創建地點
創建地點: 
中國
識別碼
1929.983
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