An old solid Silver, gold gilded with Crystal Turquoise Mahakala Phurba (Spiritual Dagger). It is a beautiful piece, adorned and inlaid with old coral, turquoise and lapis stones, with a pure hand-carved crystal dagger at the tip. The top of the Phurba has four Mahakala heads brilliantly hand-carved out of elephant tusk. This piece is a masterpiece of a fine workmanship. The Mahakala, or The Great Black One is the protector of all good, dispelling evil spirits and negative forces. The 3 eyes perceive the past, present and future beneath a crown of 5 skulls depicting the 5 delusions: Anger, Desire, Ignorance, Jealousy and Pride, transformed into the wisdom of the Five Buddha families.
Circa: 20th Century
Material: Silver, Turquoise, Coral and Cristal
Height: 21”, Weight: 840 g