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Antique, Rare and Carved Shamanic Ritual Phurpa / Phurba / Dagger, Red Deer Horn, Tibet

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The Phurpa / Phurba is a ceremonial dagger, used as the central ritual tool for Tibetan Buddhist ceremonials.  This particular Phurpa is very rare, old, very light in weight and has tremendous hand-carved detail.

It dates back to the early 1900’s or perhaps the late 1800’s.  And because of it rarity, this Phurpa was most likely carved by the shaman who actually used it.

I have seen many Phurpa’s in metal and wood – and a few in yak bone – but I have never seen one carved from a deer horn…. and in such great detail.

Acquired from a Tibetan Antique Gallery in the early 1990s.  For the Serious Collector.  Check out other Phurpa’s on my site.

Sorry, this item has been sold.  There are many phurpas on this site . . . .  some bone, many metal.  CONTACT US for other items that have similar characteristics.


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