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三鈷杵
Three-Pronged Vajra Ritual Implement (Sankosho)

Period:
Heian period (794–1185)
Date:
12th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
L. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Richard and Peggy Danziger, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.151
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 223
For Esoteric Buddhist ritual prayer and incantations, a set of vajra pestles (kongōsho) and a bell (kongōrei) would be placed upon a bronze stand.
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