A splendid antique three headed phurba with Hayagriva (horse head) at the apex and vajra handle. Inlaid with turquoise cabochons. The iron blade is held in the mouth of the mythical sea dragon known as Chu-Srin in Tibetan or Makara in Sanskrit. The three heads at the apex represent the three kayas and inwardly they represent the three channels of the body. Antique phurbas of this quality are now very difficult to find.
Age: 19th C
Material: Bronze/Brass with iron blade.
length approx 9.9 inches
width approx 1.5 inches
Condition: Very good. With patina commensurate with age.