A large and powerful ritual iron phurba. This piece has been entirely carved by hand and shows nice detail. It is certainly one of the nicest phurbas we have seen in this material.
The three sided blade is held in the mouth of the mythical sea dragon known as Chu-Srin in Tibetan or Makara in sanskrit. The three wrathful deity heads at the apex represent the three kayas and inwardly represent the three channels of the body.
Age: Collected in Nepal in the 1990s
weight approx 1.35 kg
length approx 12 inches
Width approx 1.5 inches