Ritual Object - Purba (peg)
(item no. 90853)

Tibet

Buddhist Lineage

Metal

Collection of Carolyn and Wesley Halpert


 
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Purba, Buffalo Headed: from a set of purbas (Sanskrit: kila) used for sanctification and consecration rituals usually involving a large sand mandala. The set would contain 12 or more purbas each with a different animal head.

Jeff Watt 1-2002


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Ritual Object: Kila 'Purba' (Animal Head)
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