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Old Monastery Hayagriva Bronze Phurba / Phurpa with Copper Case / Sheath, Tibet

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This rare and old set was acquired by our trusted Tibetan agent from the Zhaibung Monastery – on the slope of the Gebeiwoze Mountain about 11 km west of Lhasa.  My agent was told that this was from the mid- to late-1800’s.  Both pieces are in excellent condition.  The Phurba is bronze with a 3-headed Hayagriva deity on the top and the typical 3-sided triangular blade . . .  and the Makara (Chu Srin) head.  It is a gorgeous piece . . . most certainly an older piece.  

The copper case / sheath is also a piece of art.  Its interior is lined with a canvas material.  There are hinges and a locking mechanism and all the key pins fit perfectly in the sets of locking rings.  The leather straps appear more recent and were probably replaced numerous times throughout the life of the case.  The detail on the case is great.  The jewels really add a lot.

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