Lot 78: Lotus Bronze mirror: Swastika, Buddhist Chinese inscriptions

Est: $3,000 - $6,000
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Description: Lotus Bronze mirror with Buddhist symbols and Chinese inscriptions. Translation of Dr. Q_____ C________, PhD in Chinese Arts: - "Four grand pledges; The pledge to stop the endless worries". Diameter: 70 mm = 2 ¾ in. Weight: 129 g = 4 oz. Knob: 4 mm high, open. Mirror surface is flat and has 2 types of inscriptions. The words "" come from the Buddhist scripture calling"", which are the rules to obey being a true Buddha. "" = There are so many things disturbing us,- Men should calm their heart and improve themselves. References: The swastika (Sanskrit: ) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees. The earliest archeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient India as well as Classical Antiquity. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit swastika - "su" meaning "good" or "auspicious," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. The swastika literally means "to be good". Or another translation can be made: "swa" is "higher self", "asti" meaning "being", and "ka" as a suffix, so the translation can be interpreted as "being with higher self".
Condition Normal aging of the bronze, genuine patina, no defects
Low Estimate: 3000
High Estimate: 6000
Orignal: Yes
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