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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
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