Tibetan ritual sword - Bronze, + iron + copper - Khadga - Tibet - Second half of the twentieth century

Description
Tibetan ritual sword - Bronze, + iron + copper - Khadga - Tibet - Second half of the twentieth century
Good condition, see description - 7×6×37 cm

A Khadga is a symbolic sword known as the The Flaming Sword of Wisdom, an important item for use in Tibetan tantric rituals.

It is important feature within the iconography of Manjushri, the god of wisdom. It is said that it destroys ignorance, which is the nemesis of freedom to the ties to worldly attachments.

The sword draws power from wisdom and clarity and destroys illusions and ignorance that stand in the way of enlightenment.

It cuts the karmic ties from previous lives.

This curved version is symbolic of the sword and is decorated with brass flames, with Makara's head on the hilt and a half vajra on the handle.

The more rare version has a curved, not straight blade.

Weight: 450 g

In good condition, rusted iron blade but undamaged, the bronze and copper has a lovely antique patina.

Lot details
Object
Tibetan ritual sword
Technique
lost wax casting + wrought iron
Material
+ iron + copper, Bronze
Period
Second half of the twentieth century
Region/ Country of origin
Tibet
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Khadga
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
7×6×37 cm
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