Five-Pronged "Vajra"


Five-Pronged "Vajra"

metalwork / Kamakura

Kamakura period, 13th century

Gilt cast bronze


This implement, based on an ancient Indian weapon, was placed atop a dais in esoteric Buddhist rituals. It was thought to protect the sacred space and destroy earthly desires."

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