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Phurpa

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Native Name:
Phurpa
Object Number:
42-30-283
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silver
Iconography:
Faces
Description:
Silver phurpa. Blunt three-flanged blade meeting at point. Grip with elaborate relief decoration. Three faces around pommel. Ghost dagger used by lamas to exorcise evil spirits.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing, on behalf of the estate of Florence C. Whitney
Other Number:
138   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 41
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