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Tibetan Carved Wood Phurba 15th-16th Century




A large carved wooden purbha sculpture
Tibet 15th – 16th Century
With the triangular blade issuing from the mouth of a makara, the grip with stylized endless knot, the finial with three wrathful faces with bared fangs and bulging eyes. This antique Tibetan wood carved phurba is a ritualistic Vajrayana Buddhist implement. Phurbas often depict Nagas or snakes on the blade. Nagas are the entities in nature that associated with illnesses. The entwining serpents are a symbol of medicine and healing. The deity handle, mirroring the three-edges of the blade has three deity faces. Typically, one might be wrathful, one peaceful and one joyful representing Body, Speech and Mind.

23.25 Inches. ( 59 cm.) high
3.25 Inch diameter

Condition: Good with wear and losses commensurate of age and use. Encrusted with age. Worm holes throughout. Beautiful patina with reds showing through the dark browns.

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