Single-Pronged "Vajra"


Single-Pronged "Vajra"

metalwork / Heian / Yamagata

Place excavated:Found at Besshoyama Sutra Mound, Yamagata

Heian period, 12th century

Gilt cast bronze

長15.8cm, 幅1.4cm


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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