University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePhurpa
Object Number: 42-30-283
Current Location: Collections storage
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number138 - Other Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition


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

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