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This is a fantastic figural shaman's phurba or ritual dagger.  This style is typical of certain shamanic lineages in the Rasuwa area of Nepal. It belonged to a Tamang shaman.  The hero on horseback is an iconographic theme that is seen with regularity in Himalayan tribal art.   Beyond the fantastic horseman we have the usual phurba deity faces interspersed with linear accent carving  The grip has linear carving and terminates into the face of a Makara (water fertility symbol).  The mid section and below of the phurba is covered with very skillfully rendered shamanic motifs in relief carving such as the vase, solar and lunar disc, hornbill beak and intertwined Naga on the sides of the blade..

  Those with an interest in phurbas will want to view the video clip of a Nepali shaman subduing obstacles with his phurba in our multi-media section.

multi-media section

 

 

ITEM NAME:   Shamanic Phurba
ITEM CODE:   HMR-130
PRICE:   Email 
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STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:   Nepal Middle Hills

MATERIALS:   

Wood

AGE:   

circa early to mid 20th century

SIZE:   

16" long
4" wide
 

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