University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePhurpa
Object Number:A1128
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Demon
Vajra
Rope
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Phurpa. Magic dagger. Three edged, topped with a bust of a demon wearing skull girdle holding rope and vajra.


Bibliography:

[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 95View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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