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Ritual Sword (Khadya) with Scabbard

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA in 1988 from Spink and Son, Ltd., London.

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund and Anonymous Donor

Tibeto-Chinese, Buddhist, early 14th century

Object Place

Tibet or China

Dimensions

93.98 cm (37 in.)

Accession Number

1988.326a-b

Medium or Technique

Cast iron blade with crocodile skin covered scabbard, both decorated in gold, silver, and iron as well as coral, glass,and lapis lazuli

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor