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Lot *1152

A LARGE AND MASSIVE NINE-PRONGED DIAMOND SCEPTRE (Vajra)

Estimated Value:

1.500 € - 2.500 €

Result:

incl. Premium and VAT

Description:

Japan, 17th c.
L. 28 cm
Iron, gilded, the clasps are inserted individually into the centre piece; the two discs inside are attached to the centre axis. The central sphere of the centrepiece is flattened, above it are four mirrored (Kirtimukha) grimaces, above them, all around, eight lotus leaves. The eight clasps, sixteen in all, are inserted into the surface above the lotus leaves, their tips touching the central axis and ending in a mani symbol at both ends. Ritual piece for the altar. Weight: 1,13 kg
Private collection Rhineland, assembled before 2007 - Wear, slightly corroded