Ritual DAGGER called Phurbu Tibet End of the 19th century

19th century
Asian Arts
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Ritual DAGGER called Phurbu
    End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century
    Wood and fabric
    H .: 25.5; L .: 4.5; Thickness: 4.5 cm

    This shiny patina wooden dagger is composed of a short three-sided "blade" ending in a point. Two of the sides are finely incised from a pair of intertwined snakes called nagas, head up to the dagger, pointed at a personified sun.
    The handle is occupied by four beaming faces. This phurbu retains its colorful fabric ties tied around the neck.

    The phurbu are linked to Buddhist beliefs. Indeed, the three sides of the blade refer to the destruction of ignorance, attachment and aversion but also to the mastery of the three times and the three worlds. These ritual daggers also had the ability to be able to nail demons.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref: 3WCTE7YCS2

    Condition Good
    Style Asian Arts (Asian Tribal Art of Asian Arts Style)
    Period 19th century (Asian Tribal Art 19th century)
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France
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