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.
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing, on behalf of the estate of Florence C. Whitney
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 41
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