University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePhurpa
Object Number:A1211
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:Bronze
Gilding
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Demon
Rope
Vajra
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Bronze phurpa, magic dagger. Topped by a bust of a demon wearing a skull girdle and holding out rope and vajra.


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