Ancient Chinese, Wei Dynasty Terracotta Brick with a reclining Buddha - 175×345×0 mm - (1)

Description
Ancient Chinese, Wei Dynasty Terracotta Brick with a reclining Buddha - 175×345×0 mm - (1)
386 - 534 A.D

ITEM: Brick with a reclining Buddha
MATERIAL: Terracotta
CULTURE: Chinese, Wei dynasty
PERIOD: 386 - 534 A.D
DIMENSIONS: 175 mm x 345 mm
CONDITION: Good condition. Recut
PROVENANCE: Ex English private collection, K.C, acquired in 1990s

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and European Union export license

The reclining Buddha scene is important within ancient Buddhism, as it symbolises his final illness before passing into Nirvana (ultimate spiritual enlightenment). After his death, Buddha's followers built a statue of him in the same reclined position.

Northern Wei Dynasty or Northern Wei Empire, also known as Tuoba Wei (魏), later Wei (後魏), or Yuan Wei (元魏), was a dynasty founded by the Tuoba clan of the Xianbei, who ruled over northern China from 386 to 534 AD, during the period of the southern and northern dynasties. Described as "part of an era of political turbulence and intense social and cultural change", the Northern Wei dynasty is particularly known for unifying northern China in 439: this was also a period of introduction of foreign ideas, such as Buddhism, which became firmly established.

During Emperor Xiaowen's Taihe period (477-499), court advisors instituted radical reforms and introduced changes that eventually led the dynasty to move its capital from Datong to Luoyang in 494. It changed its own family name from Tuoba to Yuan as part of the systematic Synicization. Towards the end of the dynasty there was a great internal dissension that resulted in a division between East Wei and West Wei.

卧佛的场景在古代佛教中非常重要,因为它象征着他在进入涅槃(最终的精神觉悟)之前的最后一场疾病。在他死后,佛陀的追随者为他建造了一尊同样的卧佛像。

北魏王朝或北魏帝国,又称拓跋魏、后魏或元魏,是由鲜卑族拓跋氏建立的王朝,他们在公元386年至534年统治中国北方,处于南朝和北朝时期。 北魏王朝被描述为 "政治动荡和社会文化激烈变革时代的一部分",尤其以439年统一中国北方而闻名于世:这一时期也是佛教等外来思想的引进时期,佛教的地位稳固。
孝文帝太和年间(477-499),朝廷顾问进行了大刀阔斧的改革,实行变法,最终使王朝于494年从大同迁都洛阳。它将自己的姓氏从拓跋氏改为元氏,作为系统的同步化的一部分。到了王朝末期,内部出现了巨大的分歧,导致了东魏和西魏的分裂。

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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Chinese, Wei Dynasty
Material
Terracotta
Number of objects
1
Object
Brick with a reclining Buddha
Dimensions
175×345×0 mm
Century/ Timeframe
386 - 534 A.D
Condition
Recut
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