University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePhurpa
Object Number:42-30-283
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Tibetan Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Iconography:Faces
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:138 - Other Number

Description

Silver phurpa. Blunt three-flanged blade meeting at point. Grip with elaborate relief decoration. Three faces around pommel. Ghost dagger used by lamas to exorcise evil spirits.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather A., and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 41View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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