Global Art & Artifacts

Sacred Lama Skull Bone Bead and Jade Bead Necklace. Mustang Kingdom. Nepal / Tibet

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This amulet is from the skull bone of a Lama – teacher of Tantra or Sutra texts – in the north central part of Nepal where a Tibetan population resides in an area called the Mustang Kingdom.  The skull is hand carved and is either buried in a holy place with herbs plus other religious items or such skull carvings are placed over burning incense for a period of time.  Hence, the color.   Now for the jade, which is a Chinese stone.  Politics aside, jade symbolizes energy and wisdom which fits well with the Tibetan Buddhism, Mahayana or Tantric.

I have seen one or two of these jade/skull-bone necklaces over the last 10 years with the same profile.

This was said to have come from the Kopan Monastery during the time Lama Thubten.

This is a sacred necklace and has definite healing powers.

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