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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 683

    Two Iron Purbhus

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Two Iron Purbhus
    Tibet, 18th century
    The smaller with the tripartite blade issuing from the jaws of a makara behind which a swelling grip is flanked by two endless knot motifs; the larger also with a tripartite blade coming from a makara and connected to the handle with an endless knot, terminating in the face of a wrathful deity
    8¾ in. (22.4 cm.), the longest (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in 1993, New York