Divination instrument - Hardwood - Nepal - Mid 20th century

Description
Divination instrument - Hardwood - Nepal - Mid 20th century
Good condition, see description - 25×3×3 cm

Nepalese divination instrument or Phurbu allowing the Shaman to come into contact with the spirits. These Buddhist animist cultures attach great importance to the forces of nature.

This Phurbu is anthropomorphic and the character with the hieratic posture presents his hands joined as a sign of devotion. The base of the Phurbu is triangular and represents Tantric figures.

Hardwood with a greasy black patina. End is made of iron.

Lot details
Object
Divination instrument
Technique
phurbu
Material
Hardwood
Period
Mid 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Nepal
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
25×3×3 cm
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