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H2362 Three Tamang phurbu

A group of three phurbu, each with two shaman horseriders on top. Tamang, Langtang, Nepal. Wood with cloth ornaments. According to some researchers, among others Adrian Viel, is this phurba used in funeral rituals and represents the horseriding shaman as a ‘psychopomp’. (Guide for the soul to reach the afterlife) Collected in Langtang. 1st half 20th century. 41, 42 and 44cm. (lit. Lettre du Toit du Monde no. 27 June 2019. Cheval Psychopompe & Phurbu)   sold

Louis Nierijnck