Ritual Dagger Gilt Bronze, China Used in Lamaist Buddhism during rites to exorcise evil influences. Based on a tent peg, the ritual weapon is employed to pin down demons harmful to Buddhist thought in the process of taming and teaching them.
Dinner dress, Callot Soeurs, ca. Dove gray silk charmeuse with chiffon sleeves. Hand-embroidered with silk floss and gold metallic thread. Venetian lace inserts in bodice, neckline, and sleeves. Bodice boned and lined with taffeta.