GG1302  Antique Tibetan Phurba

Ceremonial dagger. A spiritual tool in Buddhist ceremonies to exorcise demons and pin down the distraction of greed, desire and envy. This ritual dagger is made from solid, heavy brass. Three headed Malakalan with a crown of skulls top with a Naga and nagas in between the heads. Four hands, two clasping a phurba and two palms outward. The three edge sharp point is decorated by the head of a horse and more images of Malakala and nagas, running down in between the point. You can feel the power of this sacred item.  Late 18th-early 19th century. Measures  11 ½” Long.