1017 Antique Miniature Hand Carved Bone Art - Tantric Buddhist Phurba Set

Set of 14 hand carved Phurba

This set is most likely made of  Kapala bone (but could even be yak bone) each about 2.5 inches long, in the shape of a phurba.

Each piece is intricately carved with  Buddhist motifs.

Probably used strung together to forma necklace.

Such pieces probably had great significance in Tantric Buddhism that is practiced in the Himalayan belt.

Estimated to be from the 1800s

Collected from Sikkim

RARE

 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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