03-18-2017 03-18-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2992B Boston
March 18, 2017 11:00 AMCalender

Bone Carving of a Ceremonial Dagger, Phurba

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2992B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 18, 2017 11:00AM


Bone Carving of a Ceremonial Dagger, Phurba, Tibet, 19th/20th century, in three sections, the finial with three heads of Mahakala crowned with a line of skulls and a central knob in the shape of a half vajra, the shank in the shape of a four-spoke vajra, and the three-sided knife protruding from the mouth of a mythical animal head with the third eye, traces of gold and pigments in some carved details, ht. 11 1/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

aging signs on bone, traces of gilt residues, stains, and surface dirt.

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