Collection: Eight Auspicious Offerings
Among the eight artifacts in the story of Gautama Buddha’s path to enlightenment, the “dhvaja”—or “victory banner”—was a symbol of warfare that in scripture was used to represent the Buddha’s triumphs over four obstacles to enlightenment: Pride, desire, disturbing emotions, and fear of death. In LIULI’s artistic interpretation of the ancient scriptures and the “Ashtamangala,” this particular artifact is sculpted into a golden-amber low relief glass piece, radiating from within it energy and auspiciousness. “Victory Banner” represents triumph and the personal victories one has over his or her demons. The artwork is deeply symbolic, rooted in historical reference, and has both religious and secular connotations.