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Two Iron Purbhus
Two Iron Purbhus

TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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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)
Provenance
Acquired in 1993, New York
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