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September 19, 2015 11:00 AMCalender

Two Phurba Daggers

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Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2843BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 19, 2015 11:00AM


Two PhurbaDaggers, Tibet, 19th/20th century, one of carved wood with three-sided blade, the grip with two bands of lotus petals, surmounted with a three-headed Mahakala and a double-knob finial, lacquered, ht. 10 1/2; and one of carved bone with three-sided blade, decorated in relief with a mask and a seated Buddha, the grip with a band of carved Buddha and two vajras, surmounted with three-headed Mahakala, without finial (probably missing),ornamented with semiprecious stone beads of turquoise blue, ht. 7 5/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

wood one with old and new chips, age cracks to the tip of the blade, flaking lacquer and pigment; the bone one with missing beads and finial.

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