Ritual three-sided dagger

Made:
1401-1800 in Tibet

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Ritual 3-sided dagger, Phur-Bu in vernacular, made of brass with steel blade, handle surmounted by 4 heads of Mta-grin (Hayagriva), Tibetan, 1401-1800

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A161166
Materials:
brass, complete and steel
type:
dagger - weapon
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • weapons and ammunition
  • weapon
  • edged weapon
credit:
Sothebys