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Shamanâs Knife

Shaman’s Knife

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Quirky polished bone implement from Inner Mongolia, might be from a human radius but could be from a sheep as well, I honestly don’t know. Very old, probably a couple of hundred years at least. IMHO this is a Tantric ritual object. Given the availability of metal it would make sense if it had a secular practical use it would have been much easier to make one out of that rather than go to the trouble of making it out bone, unless it has some sort spiritual significance. It has a wonderful smooth patina. L: 11cm/4.2in. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.