University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameVajra
Object Number: 29-96-466
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Length: 11.5cm
Width: 4cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Bronze sceptre (vajra) with four-pronged ends. Used by priests in Buddhist rituals.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 37View Objects cited in this Publication

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