Phurba (Kila), Ritual Dagger - Bronze - Nepal - Second half 20th century

Description
Phurba (Kila), Ritual Dagger - Bronze - Nepal - Second half 20th century
Good condition, see description - 36×5.5×5.5 cm

Phurbas are known as magical daggers in Tibet, their country of origin.
They are ceremonial daggers (also called "nails").
They are used in ceremonies for the purpose of exorcizing demonic forces or illnesses.
Another function of the Phurba is to create an opening between physical reality, the illusory world and the real world that lies behind.

This phurba is decorated with 3 heads; of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, with a horse (great horse) above these. The bottom part is adorned with three dragon's heads.

Weight: 0,639 kg

Lot details
Object
Phurba (Kila), Ritual Dagger
Technique
Cast
Material
Bronze
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Nepal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
36×5.5×5.5 cm
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