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Phurpa

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Native Name:
Phurpa
Object Number:
A1212
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Nepalese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Nepal
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Brass
Iconography:
Demon
Description:
Brass phurpa, magic dagger. The niche on the back of the handle is empty; it probably held paper charms. The paper wadded into the crown of the piece is probably a charm or an amulet. Topped with bust of a demon wearing skull girdle. Blue stones set in the earrings.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Alexander Scott

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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