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wood carved antique Tibetan priests ritual Phurba

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 746231

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This is a very nicely carved old traditional Tibetan ritual Phurba and it is a bit worn from use. The Phurba was brought back to the US in the 60's by a man who had taken a year off and gone trekking about from Turkey across to Nepal.

The Phurba is a special triple sided Tibetan ritual stake, which originated as a stake that tethered sacrifical animals. Ritually used by the Buddhist priest to create an area of stability and or protected space, the phurba was often staked into the ground in circles prior to rituals.