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[Tidbits] The Most Beautiful Piece of Jewelry in the World

The Most Beautiful Piece of Jewelry in the World.

The truth of it all is … it is by far easier to pick the ugliest
than it is to pick the most beautiful. But I picked it. Yes sirreee
babaloo folks. However … ain’t it a shame the way howevers seem to
always work their way into things … however … I had to add a new
category into what defines jewelry. In the great yet to be printed
Tyler-Adam book of Jewelry Definitions … chapter six … paragraph
three … page four thousand five hundred and two … it will state
quite clearly that statuettes made of bronze are to be considered
Jewelry. If this contradicts the Random House version of what Jewelry
is … then I suggest Random House revises its definitions to meet
the requirements of the not yet but pretty soon to be Tyler-Adam
book of definitive interpretations of jewelry and what it is and what
it is not.

That said–though it hardly needed saying–I shall sally forth. I
have an image of a 17th century Sino- Tibetan gilt bronze figure of
Mahakala … that fierce six-armed protector of Dharma. He stands
upon the prostrate emanation of the elephant-headed god of wealth
… Ganesha. He stands 29 1/2 inches high. He is presumed to have
been manufactured in one of Beijing’s Imperial workshops. He is a
thing of sheer and utter beauty. I am in awe of him.

Of course … at this point one may wonder … what does a protector
need six hands for? Heh heh. There are areas here into which even I
will not delve. Let us just say the better with which to ward off
evil. Hair aflame … shrunken heads dangling from a roped band
draping his body … with seemingly fanged teeth … our three-eyed
fellow is a fellow to be reckoned with.

It might be of interest to the intellectually bent that Mahakala is
also depicted in a four armed version and in a two armed version.
For my money however, the more hands you have … the more you can
do. Imagine having Mahakala working for you as a diamond setter ( I
pick diamond setter because that is what I am by trade ) … imagine
if you will the increase in production. Three Mahakalas are as good
as nine good men. And they take up less space too. Less space …
less square-footage … less rent. It’s the capitalist in me folks.
Can’t help myself.

So in the meantime … go … take a look … and tell me if you
don’t think our bronze Mahakala is stunning beyond stunning.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits…and then click on the link that says: Mahakala … where
you will see a graphic of a bronze statuette of incredible beauty.

And there ya have it. That’s it for this week folks. Catch you all
next week. Benjamin Mark

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