ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC ART
Wood Sculpture


Ritual Phurba


Three face Nepalese ritual phurba or dagger


Three face Nepalese ritual phurba or dagger   Three face Nepalese ritual phurba or dagger   Three face Nepalese ritual phurba or dagger  
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Item-Number:810101
Item-Description:Three face Nepalese ritual phurba or dagger
Medium:Wood
Origin:Nepal - Nepal
Dimensions:Height 34 cm
Age:14th - 15th century
Provenance:Collected Nepal 1981
Condition:Heavy patina
Notes:A phurba is a triple sided ritual dagger, usually topped with three faces of a tutelary deity. It is used by shamans to battle negative and distracting forces. Sometimes they are stuck into the ground to mark an area where no spirits have entrance.


Price: £145


  

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