Phur bu, three-sided Buddhist ritual dagger

Mongolian Collection

Accession Nr.: 9457
Type: metalwork; religious/ritual equipment
Date of production:
18th and 19th centuries
Materials: copper
Dimensions: length: 22.5 cm
This three-edged copper ritual dagger is used during tantric ceremonies. Snakes coil around its blade, its grip consists of four spheres, and the end shows the head of warthfull deities with coral and turquoise inlays.