Buddhist brass ceremonial dagger, called a pur-ba or phur-bu, Tibetan, 1701-1900. Three sided blade surmounted by three heads of Hayagriva, the horse-necked deity. Used for pinning down demons during healing rituals, and perhaps symbolically for destroying the ego.
- Asian Medicine
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- dagger - weapon
- furnishing and equipment
- weapons and ammunition
- edged weapon
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