An Odd Phurba

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An Odd Phurba

Post by Mantrik » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:38 pm

I'm trying to help a friend identify a phurba. Crudely made but unusual.

It has the usual 3 faces, a Hayagriva horse head on top, a (Rahula?) face set into the front of the body, the blade with snakes.

In the right had is definitely a vajra, but the left could be a noose or a snake - a scorpion is possible but unlikely.

He wears a garland of severed heads and what looks like leaves or a shawl attached (or even wings).

Very unusually, three inlaid turquoise beads.

It could be many things - Hayagriva, a Kila version of Vajrapani, Dragpo Kilaya, Dorje Drollo.

Can anyone help, please?

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