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.
Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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