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A Late 19th / Early 20th Century Five-Pronged Silver, Turquoise & Coral Vajra
A Late 19th / Early 20th Century Five-Pronged Silver, Turquoise & Coral Vajra, Tibetan Circa 1900
The central sphere symbolic of the primordial nature of the universe, capped at either end by two eight-petalled lotus blossoms from which emanates five prongs, four called Makara that are encrusted with coral & turquoise cabochons, surrounding a central prong which together represents ‘The Five Poisons’ (desire, anger, delusion, pride & envy) which are in constant conflict with the five similarly detailed prongs at the opposing end that represent ‘The Five Wisdoms’ (individuality, mirror-like wisdom, reality, equality & sympathetic joy).
A Vajra is a Buddhistic ritual element and is the Sanskrit term referencing both ‘Diamond’ for indestructability and ‘Thunderbolt’ for irresistible force.
Dimensions, 6” x 2”. Weight, 180 grams.