25 March 2004
A Large Gilt Bronze Ritual Chopper, Karttrka
Tibet, 16th/17th Century
The crescent-form blade with gilt inscription and flame border issuing from the jaws of a makara, the handle with a bead knop and lotus petal frieze and surmounted by four prongs issuing from the mouths of smaller makaras
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
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Exhibition catalogue, Monasterios y lamas del Tibet, Madrid, Fundación "La Caixa", 2000, p. 100, cat. no. 11.
Madrid, Fundación "La Caixa", Monasterios y lamas del Tibet, cat. no. 11, November 2000-January 2001.
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