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Ritual axe (parasu)

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Provenance

1987, Donald J. Wineman, New York; sold by Donald Wineman to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 25, 1987)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds from the Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and donated anonymously

Tibeto-Chinese, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period, 1368–98

Object Place

Chinese, made for a Tibetan Buddhist temple

Dimensions

43 cm (16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.93

Medium or Technique

Iron overlaid with gold and silver; four-character mark overlaid in gold

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual Objects