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Description

Dorje (Buddhist vajra or thunderbolt) of brass, short central section splits into five prongs converging at each end, symbolising the enlightenment of Buddhahood in rituals: Tibet, early 20th century AD

Museum reference

A.1964.183

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Dorje, Thunderbolt sceptre

Production information

Tibet, East Asia

Date

Early 20th century

Style / Culture

Tibetan

Materials

Brass

Physical description

Copper?

Associations

Younghusband, Francis, Colonel Sir, 1863 - 1942
Tibet Mission

On display

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