A wonderful ritual iron phurba. 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.
A comparable antique iron phurba with painted faces can be seen here.
Age: Early 20th C
Condition: Mostly excellent with patina commensurate with age.
length approx 9 inches