AGE: – 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Bone
DESCRIPTION: – Thai Bone Amulet Carved Phallic Talisman
LENGTH: – 17cm
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Thai Bone Amulet Carved Phallic Talisman – sacred religious object, the bone is possibly Boar tusk.
Hunters from ancient times throughout Asia have given special significance to the animals they hunted by using a piece of bone from the animal.
The bone was usually carved into shapes such as a tiger or a phallic shape, almost anything that represents power and strength. Often these pieces were carved with symbolic writing and blessed or consecrated by a monk who practices this form of magic.
A talisman such as this would have been used as a charm by Buddhists and Hindus to expel bad spirits and to bring good luck.
About Thai Buddhist amulets