Ritual Sword (Khadya) with Scabbard
early 14th century
Object Place: Tibet or China
93.98 cm (37 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cast iron blade with crocodile skin covered scabbard, both decorated in gold, silver, and iron as well as coral, glass,and lapis lazuli
Not On View
Long sword and scabbard. The sword hilt is in gold with inlaid gemstones in the form of a demon. Inscribed with mantras in Sanskrit, written in Newari script.
Purchased by the MFA in 1988 from Spink and Son, Ltd., London.
Frederick L. Jack Fund and funds donated anonymously