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20th c. Tibetan Brass Phurba Dagger

$210

ABOUT

A Tibetan brass three sided phurba dagger topped with a horse.

  • CREATOR Unknown. Tibet.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c. 20th century.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Solid Brass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 14 in. x W 3 in. x D 3 in.

HISTORY

The kīla or phurba is a three-sided peg, stake, knife, or nail-like ritual implement traditionally associated with Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Bön, and Indian Vedic traditions. The kīla is associated with the practice of the yidam or meditational deity Vajrakīla or Vajrakīlaya.



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