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Phurpa

Object Number:42-30-286A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century - 1928
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1928
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper
Brass
Iconography:Animal
Snakes
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:287 - Other Number

Description

Phurpa with case(42-30-286B). Copper blade with brass mounting and brass grip. Snakes and a grotesque animal with a single character on its back over the blade. Three faces around pommel.

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