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 www.tyler-adam.com 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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