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Phurpa

Native NamePhurpa
Object Number:A1211
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture: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
Height: 15.6 cm
Length: 7.6 cm
Depth: 2.3 cm
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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion (Supplement) (04 Oct 2008 - 12 Apr 2009) View Objects in Exhibition

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