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Three-pronged vajra

Photo: Susan A. Cole

Three-pronged vajra

12 - 13th century

Gilded bronze
9 1/4 x 3 x 1 in. (23.5 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Photo: Susan A. Cole
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Luminous: The Art of Asia", October 13, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Tokyo, Japan, Suntory Museum of Art, "Luminous Jewels: Masterpieces of Asian Art From the Seattle Art Museum", July 25 - September 6, 2009; Tour Schedule: Kobe City Museum, September 19 - December 6, 2009; Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, December 23, 2009 - February 28, 2010; MOA Museum of Art, March 13 - May 9, 2010; Fukuoka Art Museum, May 23 - July 19, 2010

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Discovering Buddhist Art - Seeking the Sublime", July 9, 2003 - June 3, 2005

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "A Thousand Cranes: Treasures of Japanese Art", February 5 - July 12, 1987 (2/05/1987 - 7/12/1987)
Published ReferencesKawai, Masatomo, Yasuhiro Nishioka, and Yukiko Sirahara, eds. "Luminous Jewels: Masterpieces of Asian Art From the Seattle Art Museum", 2009, The Yomiuri Shimbun, cat. no. 8.

Sheets, Hilarie M. "Reframing the question, 'What is Asian art?'" The Art Newspaper, no. 320 (February 2020): p. 25, reproduced.

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