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Phra Khun Paen is the name of a  legendary, after 450 years old Phra Khun Paen of Wat Ban Krang, Suphan Buri province, it is considered scare and difficult to find .This piece of amulet was named after General Khun Paen as it was believed to grant the wearer with great personal protection against evil, grant you Courage and Joy, to drive away Weakness and Fear. …

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Siddhārtha Gautama (SanskritPaliSiddhattha Gotama) was a spiritualteacher in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent who foundedBuddhism.[1] He is generally seen by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha(Sammāsambuddha) of our age. The time of his birth and death are uncertain: most early 20th-century historians dated his lifetime as c. 563 BCE to 483 BCE; more recently, however, at a specialist symposium on this question,[2] the majority of those scholars who presented definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha’s death, with others supporting earlier or later dates.

Gautama, also known as Śākyamuni or Shakyamuni (“sage of the Shakyas“), is the key figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monasticrules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to Gautama were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later. Early Western scholarship tended to accept the biography of the Buddha presented in the Buddhist scriptures as largely historical, but currently “scholars are increasingly reluctant to make unqualified claims about the historical facts of the Buddha’s life and teachings.”[3]

 

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Cowry, also sometimes spelled cowrie, plural cowries, is the common name for a group of small to large seasnailsmarine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries. The word cowry is also often used to refer only to the shells of these snails, which overall are often shaped more or less like an egg, except that they are rather flat on the underside.

Many people throughout history have found (and still find) the very rounded, shiny, porcelain-like shells of cowries pleasing to look at and to handle. Indeed the term “porcelain” derives from the old Italian term for the cowrie shell (porcellana) due to their similar translucent appearance.[1] Shells of certain species have historically been used as currency in several parts of the world, as well as being used, in the past and present, very extensively in jewellery, and for other decorative and ceremonial purposes.

Some species in the family Ovulidae are also often referred to as cowries. In the British Isles the local Triviaspecies (family Triviidae, species Trivia monacha and Trivia arctica) are sometimes called cowries. The Ovulidae and the Triviidae are somewhat closely related to the Cypraeidae.


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春秋战国高浮雕双螭纹璜碧玉一对。

此玉璜是用碧玉制作,玉质纯净滋润,因经过长年在地下埋藏,局部已带有石灰沁,高浮雕螭龙两条造型流畅写意。螭纹起源於战国晚期,多在片状玉器上雕简练的浮雕。此玉璜雕刻构思精妙,巧琢独到。工艺造形流畅生动,刀工线条精致老练。实为玉中之传世珍品。

註:此玉璜我于好多好多年前在国内的一个旧货市场的地摊检到的。文物人舍我取也。

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