Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Ritual Object - Purba (peg)

ཆོས་ཆས། 法器
(item no. 90853)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Carolyn and Wesley Halpert
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

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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