Nationality

Tibetan

Title of Work

Tibetan Prayer-Wheel

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Medium

Leather, Wood, Metal

Identification #

92-022

Height

11"

Width

3.75"

Depth

6.5"

Collection/Provenance

Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room

Status

Box: East Asian Masks from E.A.R. Stored: S2E

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Tibetan Prayer-Wheel made with leather, metal, and wood. Detailed metal tip on top of wheel and metal ball attached to center of wheel.

Comes with text panel that says:

TIBETAN PRAYER-WHEEL

TIBETAN LAMAS [teachers of the Dharma in Tibetan Buddhism] INSERTED WRITTEN PRAYERS INSIDE PRAYER-WHEELS, THEN ROTATED THE WHEELS WHILE THEY WALKED AND PRAYED. PRAYERS WERE IDENTICAL. TRANSLATED THEY READ, "HAIL, THE JEWEL ON THE LOTUS," A REFERENCE TO BUDDHA'S DEVINE ORIGIN.

Condition

Okay

Condition Notes

Wear on leather, discoloration throughout

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