Phurpa, ceremonial dagger. Wood. Blade lacquered and grip painted various colors. Grotesque animal face above blade. Snakes on blade. Pommel in form of single human head with five (1 missing) crowned death's heads around forehead.
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing, on behalf of the estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
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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