Thunderbolt scepter (Sanskrit, vajra; Tibetan, dorje), from an assembled set of items used in Severance (Chöd) Practice

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Historical period(s)
19th century
Medium
Brass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 16 × 5.2 × 8 cm (6 5/16 × 2 1/16 × 3 1/8 in)
Geography
Tibet, Eastern, Derge
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Collection
Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number
S2015.28.12.4
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Metalwork
Type

Vajra

Keywords
Alice S. Kandell Collection, Buddhism, tantra, Tibet, vajra
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Alice S. Kandell

Published References
  • Marylin M. Rhie Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. VI-2a, 232-233.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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