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This is a beautiful antique shamanic phurba with classic styling.  It is carved from a dense and very heavy wood, with a unique striated wood grain pattern.  The 3 faced phurba deity's face shows a century or more of regular use and the features have been softened with time.  Curvilinear carved bands frame the central grip which is carved as is typical into the shape of the dorje (Sanskrit = vajra).  The blade emerges from the gaping jaws of a Makara, a mythical beast associated with fertility.  The Makara clenches a limp Naga in its jaws and the head hangs on one side while the tale is rendered on the opposite blade face.  This is an extremely old phurba with perfect balance as one would want in a real dagger, and it will be a highly valued piece in any collection.

 

 

ITEM NAME:   Shamanic Phurba
ITEM CODE:   HMR-91
PRICE:   Email 
SHIPPING:  
STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:   Nepal Middle Hills

MATERIALS:   

Wood

AGE:   

19th century

SIZE:   

8" long
1-1/4" wide

 

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HimMerc@om.wlink.com.np

   
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