A Tibetan metal ritual dagger, phurbu 20th century
Lot 1647
A Tibetan metal ritual dagger, phurbu 20th century
Sold for US$ 937 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Tibetan metal ritual dagger, phurbu
20th century
The elaborate implement with horse-head finial of Hayagriva above two tiers of three inlaid polychrome-tinted bone heads of three-eyed wrathful deities wearing skull diadems of turquoise and coral cabochons suspending separately pieced curled snakes, above a vajra thunderbolt inlaid with further semi-precious stone cabochons atop an intricately rendered makara head clutching in its maw the serrated triangular three-flanged blade.
17 1/4in (44cm) high
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