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Ritual Dagger (Phurba)

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

1403-1424

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G212
Ritual Dagger (Phurba), Artist Unknown (China)
Ritual Dagger (Phurba): Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze
Size: 9 3/4 x 2 x 2 in. (24.8 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 15th century, Ming dynasty; Yung-lo period
Physical Description: three-sided dagger with snake on each side of blade; three heads surrounded by skulls at end of handle; split at center; three dragon heads below center
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.148
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009