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Plaque

Symbol

Native NameVajra
Rimbo
Object Number:29-96-469
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Bronze
Iconography:Vajra
Dharmacakra
Rimbo
Toko-sho
Sanko-sho
Kuko-sho
Height: 3 cm
Length: 42.5 cm
Width: 29 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Buddhist symbols fastened to a black lacquered planche with a red and gold border. The symbols are the sanko-sho, a three prong vajra in cross form called katsuma kongo, a toko-sho or single prong vajra, a kuko-sho or nine prong vajra, and an eight-spoke rimbo which combines the dharmacakra with a lotus flower. This was most likely associated with a Shingon Buddhist temple.

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