Ritual Dagger / Phurba card

Ritual Dagger / Phurba

50.31.51

Currently not on display

An ivory phurba or ritual dagger. The dagger has four blade edges that finish in a narrow point. The handle is carved with dorje and makara or mythical sea serpent heads and the finial is carved with heads of the Buddhist protector Hayagriva (Tamdin), identifiable due to his symbol, the horse's head, at the tip.