Kirtimukha flaying knife

 

18th-19th century, Tibet, ritual flaying knife, brass and iron, private collection, photo by Koller.

This vajra-handled ritual implement is adorned with Kirtimukha on both sides.

The mythical creature with a head and arms only is surrounded by scrolling vegetation  and devours a naga/serpent which he holds with both hands.

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A bronze and iron phur.bu

circa 17th century, Tibet, phur.bu (kila), bronze and iron, private collection, photo by Koller.

This ceremonial implement has a three-sided blade topped with a makara and a handle with the head of a wrathful god (possibly Vajrapani) whose hair is tied with a snake and decorated with a vajra finial.