Antique Asian Art for Sale or Rent
Nepal / Ritual Phurba
Three face Nepalese ritual phurba or dagger
A phurba is a triple sided ritual dagger, usually topped with three faces of a tutelary deity. It is used by shamans to battle negative and distracting forces. Sometimes they are stuck into the ground to mark an area where no spirits have entrance.
Height 34 cm
14th - 15th century
Collected Nepal 1981