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An exceptional old phurba with lovely patina and faces rendered with provocative minimalism that is indeed reminiscent of middle hills masks.  The grip features classic middle hills curvilinear rendering featuring a stylized dorje or diamond scepter form. The tri-partite blade extends from Garuda faces - Garuda being the ancient bird god, as important and prevalent in middle hills Nepal as it is in many other parts of the world.  The blade faces have intertwined Nagas.  Condition is good with expected and indeed desirable signs of age and use.  The top most surface of the phurba deity faces seems to show some loss - its very worn and it is impossible to tell what exactly, if anything, may have been on the top.  See detail photos.



ITEM NAME:   Shamanic Phurba
PRICE:   Email 
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:   Nepal Middle Hills




circa 19th to early  20th c


9-5/8" long
 2" wide


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