Dec 8, 2009

Ritual Flaying Knife

Ritual Flaying Knife

c. 1407–1410

Part of a set. See all set records

Iron alloy with gold and silver inlay

Overall: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1978.9.3



This ritual object was gifted to a Tibetan patriarch as part of a set of tantric Buddhist art made in the imperial workshop of the Yongle emperor of the Ming dynasty, who reigned from 1403-1425.

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