University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameDorje
Object Number: A1203
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914


Buddhist scepter called a vajra in Sanskrit and a dorje in Tibetan, meaning thunderbolt or diamond. They are often used in rituals in conjuction with a bell with a half vajra handle (called a ghanta in Sanskrit).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition
Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion (Supplement) (04 Oct 2008 - 12 Apr 2009)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 32 No. 20View Objects cited in this Publication

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