Antique Very Old Tibetan Sky Bronze Vajra Dorji Ring Thogchags, Nepal

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Seller: phurba_arts (1,993) 100%, Location: kathmandu, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282626640291 This is very beautiful very old real tibetan Vajra thogchags or thokcha finger ring. size ;- 21 mm "It is not impossible that objects belonging to nonhuman beings may fall into human hands; quite a few of such marvelous objects do exist." ~ Chögyal Namkai Norbu ~ Thokcha (Tibetan: ཐོག་ལྕགས, Wylie: thog lcags;[1] also alternatively Tibetan: གནམ་ལྕགས, Wylie: gnam lcags[2]) "sky-iron" are tektites and meteorites which are often high in iron content, refer iron meteorite.[3] The usage of meteoric iron is common in the history of ferrous metallurgy. Historically, thokchas were held in esteem for sacred metallurgical fabrication of weapons, musical instruments and sacred tools, e.g. phurba. Their inclusion as an auspicious addition in the metallurgical fabrication of sacred objects cast of Panchaloha is documented. The term has also come to denote ancient metal objects which serve as amulets made from thokcha. They are traditionally held to be endowed with magic and protective power and in this respect are comparable to Tibetan Dzi beads. Beer (1999: p. 234) holds that: "Meteoric iron or 'sky-iron' (Tib. gnam lcags) is the supreme substance for forging the physical representation of the vajra or other iron weapons, since it has already been tempered by the celestial gods in its passage across the heavens. The indivisibility of form and emptiness is a perfect metaphor for the image of a meteorite or 'stone fallen from the sky', manifesting out of the voidness of space as a shooting star or fireball, and depositing a chunk of fused 'sky iron' on the earth below. Many vajras held by deities as weapons are described as being forged from meteorite iron, and Tibet, with its high altitude, thin atmosphere and desolate landscape, received an abundance of meteorite fragments. Tibetan vajras were often cast from meteorite iron, and as an act of sympathetic magic a piece of the meteoric iron was often returned to its original site."[4] shipping by aramex, will take one week to deliver any where in the world. 20 % less in every 2nd combine purchase on total shipping charge.

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