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Vajra-gantha

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Provenance

1880s, probably purchased in Japan by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston; 1921, gift of Bigelow, Boston to the MFA (Accession Date: August 4, 1921).

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Korean, Late Joseon dynasty,

Object Place

Korea

Dimensions

Length: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.), Diameter of Rim: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1607

Medium or Technique

Iron with silver inlay

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual Objects