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Ritual chopper (vajra-katari)

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Provenance

1987, Donald J. Wineman, New York; sold by Donald Wineman to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Charles Bain Hoyt Fund

Tibeto-Chinese, Ming dynasty, late 14th century

Object Place

China, for a Tibetan Buddhist temple

Dimensions

23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.256

Medium or Technique

Iron overlaid with gold and silver designs

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual Objects