Ritual DAGGER called Phurbu - Tibet End of XIXth - beginning of XXth century - Wood with shiny patina and iron

19th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Ritual DAGGER called Phurbu
    End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century
    Bright patina wood and iron
    H .: 26; L .: 3.5 cm
    This shiny patina wooden dagger is composed of a short three-sided "blade", finished in a point covered with a copper alloy. Each of the sides is engraved with geometric patterns or symbols such as a fish or avian figures or even flowers.
    The handle is decorated with tiered plant motifs, surmounted by four faces. The upper part is decorated with an openwork iron sphere.
    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.

    It retains a trace of red wax, testifying to the customs clearance to leave the country. This system of control of works was put in place in the mid-1970s.
    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON


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