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Phurpa

Dagger

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Native Name:
Phurpa
Object Number:
42-30-281
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience:
Tibet
Date Made:
1800-1942
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1942
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Animal
Snake
Human Head
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing, on behalf of the estate of Florence C. Whitney
Other Number:
24   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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