Details
A Rare Bone Khatvanga
Tibet, circa 17th Century
The bone cylindrical shaft with bronze tip terminating in a half-vajra finial at bottom, and surmounted by a bronze visvavajra fastened to a smaller bone shaft carved with an amrita vase and a human head, decomposing head and skull, topped by a bronze half-vajra finial
23¼ in. (59 cm.) long
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Rituels tibétains: Visions secrètes du Ve Dalaï Lama, Paris, Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, 2002, p. 144, cat. no. 102.
Exhibited
Paris, Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, Rituels tibétains: Visions secrètes du Ve Dalaï Lama, cat. no. 102, November 2002-February 2003.
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