A kartrika is a small, crescent-shaped hand-held ritual flaying knife used in the tantric ceremonies of Vajrayana Buddhism. The kartrika is said to be "one of the quintessential attributes of the wrathful Tantric deities." It is commonly known as the "knife of the dakinis.”
Dimensions: Height ca. 13 cm.
Condition: Used condition with wear, some nicks and dents, patina, minor losses
Provenance: Austrian private collection