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Vintage Heavy Brass & Iron Phurba & Kartika - 11.5 inches
Vintage Heavy Brass & Iron Phurba & Kartika - 11.5 inches
Our Price: £185.00

A vintage heavy brass alloy phurba and trigu (Kartika), both with iron blades. The Vajra handles are crossed over each other to form one weapon. The three sided blade is held in the mouth of a Makara and there is a horse head representing Hayagriva at the apex. The whole piece is covered in what appears to be orange Sindhura powder, which could indicate that it was previously ritually consecrated.

length approx 11.5 inches
Aquired from a private collection in the USA.
Origin: Nepal
Age: up to 40 years old.
Condition: Mostly very good with some weathering commensurate with age.
Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife

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A ritual Kartika or Drigug. With a brass vajra and makara handle and iron blade.

length approx 7 inches
Origin: Nepal
Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife

SOLD!

A ritual Kartika or Drigug with a brass vajra and makara handle and iron blade. This came from a collection here in the UK, so there is a little bit of age to this piece. Mid to late 20th C length approx 7 inches Origin: Nepal