洪聖廟石器 a historic stoneware, hung shing temple

2017.05.20 | 灣仔洪聖古廟  hung shing temple, wanchai

實在很難想像,百五年前,這廟前面便是海邊。而這廟的座基又神妙地盤攀峻峭山坡大石上。

按廟的資料說,推敲這是燈座,原來放在廟前。今天這個道光二十七年(1847年)的石雕,隱放置廟旁化寶爐後,守護著社公。

石材估計是地道的大麻石,伴隨天然的石頭礦物紋理,有人工雕刻的大小花紋和打磨,石雕頂有渾圓石球,正面還雕寫著一邊是年份,另一邊寫由李玉龍敬奉。

it is hard to imagine this temple was at the sea front back in the early days. another impressive fact is that the temple was built on a big rocky slope. one can still trace the tough terrain looking at the back of this grade 1 building.

this stone piece of historic and folk art value is clearly time-stamped in its original work. the engraving says lee yuk-lung dedicated this stoneware in daoguang year 27 (1847).

according to the temple, it appears to be a lamp-holder which was placed in front of the temple originally. more than 150 years old, it is sitting in a hidden corner, witnessing the buzzing traffic and forgetful hongkongers pass by every day.

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