Yuan dynasty, 14th century The double-edged ornament extending each side with four claws converging towards a central spike issuing from mythical beasts jaws, all issuing from a multi-tiered ambrosia vase-form handle. 19cm long.
A similar Yuan dynasty excavated example of a bronze vajra, unearthed from Jininglu site of Yuan at Chayouqian Banner, Wulanchabu City, and subsequently exhibited in the China Millennium Monument in June 2004, is illustrated in Genghis Khan - The Ancient Nomadic Culture of the Northern China, Beijing, 2004, p.332.
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