Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Tseringma Oracle
Antique Nine Prong Vajra


A small antique statue of Dorje Palmo (also spelled Phakmo) 
or Vajravarahi. At some point along the way 
she was given a new foot. 80 mm x 35 mm
Above: Khyung or Garuda Thokcha from The Rubin Museum of Art

Visit Himalayan Art Resources for an amazing online
collection of Himalayan treasures.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A phurba believed to belong to Padmasambhava.
Part of the late Chögyam Trungpa's Surmang relic collection.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fibula Thokcha ~ 27 mm x 21 mm
Round Button Thokcha ~ 19 mm
It is likely that this mold was used for creating small clay
images of Padmasambhava (Guru Dewa Chenpo).
The part for creating the front impression is missing.
60 mm x 37 mm

Friday, 10 June 2011

Old Astrological Melong Amulet ~ 50 mm
Stupa or Chorten Thokcha ~ 42 mm x 16 mm

Thockha with geometric design
27 mm depth 10 mm
Standing Padmapani Thokcha ~ 50 mm x 20 mm

Windhorse & Norbu Thokcha ~ 25 mm x 23 mm

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Circular Thokcha ~ 20 mm 

Bell Thokcha ~ 41 mm x 37 mm

Button Thokcha with lotus petal border and raised centre. 45 mm
see Bellezza article on the slab grave culture

 Antique iron Vajra
79 mm x 30 mm

Om Mani Padme Hum Thokcha with a parasol above the Om 
~ 70 mm x 30 mm ~

Horse & Rider Thokcha ~ Possibly King Gesar ~ 50 mm

Standing Padmapani Thokcha ~ 60 mm x 20 mm

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tibetan temple doors ~ Nepal

Thursday, 2 June 2011

A rare quality hand carved six armed Mahakala statue. 
Carved in Nepal from antler.

Detail of a hand carved wooden Phurba from Bhutan.


Antique Vajra 126 mm x 31 mm

Circular thokcha. 70 mm