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Tibetan 14th Century Iron and Copper Vajrakila Phurba

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Antique Tibetan vajrakila phurba, a Buddhist sacred dagger "believed to be capable of transmuting vice and egocentrism into benevolent compassion. According to legend, Padmasambava introduced the magic dagger to Tibet to subdue forces hostile to Buddhism." (Bonhams Auction Tues. June 28, 2016 page.14.) Made of iron and copper alloy. Beautifully detailed. Circa 14th century. Size: 8 1/8" long.