Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Tibetan spoon with suspension hole
90 mm x 22 mm

Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok (1933 – 2004) was one of the greatest Tertons ( terma treasure revealers) of the 20th Century. He is seen here wearing a Garuda or Khyung thokcha. The large cylindrical metal object worn at his waist possibly holds a Phurba.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Khenpo Akhyuk Rinpoche is seen here wearing a large gau
with the Kalachakra seed syllable on the front.


19th Century Bronze Alloy Kapala
Source: Christies

Friday, 28 October 2011

A Tibetan government official is shown
wearing an amulet in his hair. 
Circa 1938

Thursday, 27 October 2011

18th Century Bell & Vajra with Case
This pieces sold for 276,750 Euros
at Sotheby's in June 2010

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tibetan Man wearing a large takdrol amulet 
on this head with sun and moon design. 
Photo taken in 1934 by Zhuang Xueben

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Collection of Phurba Thokcha (newly created pieces)
Origin: Tibet

Phurba Thokcha (Newly created)
80 mm x 11 mm

Phurba Thokcha (Newly created)
73 mm x 7 mm

Phurba Thokcha (Newly created)
76 mm x 14 mm

Phurba Thokcha (Newly created)
56 mm x 12 mm

Kila or Phurba Thokcha (Newly created)
67 mm x 12 mm

Friday, 23 September 2011

17th Century Ritual Weapons from East Tibet.
From left to right is displayed a Kartika, Phurba and Parashu.
from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Antique Crystal Phurba

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Antique decorated wooden Longevity torma.
The syllable hrīḥ is seen in Lantsa script.
height 8 inches

Tibetan woman c 1930s?

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Tibet circa 1940

A small collection of Thokcha gathered over a 30 year period. 
Collected mainly from the Dolpo region of Western Nepal.
Recently aquired from the Jerome Mitchell Collection

Gau Thokcha
This piece appears to look like a gau
or portable shrine amulet. It has an amazing
patina and is worn smooth from
centuries of wear.
46 mm x 36 mm

Conch Thokcha
56 mm x 30 mm

 Garuda or Khyung Thokcha 
(one wing is missing)
31 mm x 27 mm

Crouching Lion Thokcha 
48 mm x 15 mm