From: Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Phurpa
Object Number 42-30-281
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Date Made 1800-1928
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Iconography Animal | Snake | Human Head

Phurpa, ceremonial dagger. Wood. Blade lacquered and grip painted various colors. Grotesque animal face above blade. Snakes on blade. Pommel in form of single human head with five (1 missing) crowned death's heads around forehead.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 24 - Other Number

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