Phurbu or ritual dagger of the Magar living on the pastures at altitude in the foothills of the Himalayas.
At the top of the head is a representation of the Stupa symbolising Mount Meru. The crown is made up of skulls. The head has three faces: two express anger and the third express disappointment. The cheekbones are protruding and the teeth visible. The collar is decorated with square motifs. The body has the shape of a diamond decorated with starry motifs. The belt takes the shape of the neck. The triangle hips represent an elephant's head with the trunk erect and the ears are pointed. The triangular and conical base of the Phurbu is decorated with an interlacing of creepers.
Hardwood with brown patina. Traces of black smoke appear throughout the object.
- metà del XX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 27×3×3 cm