Title of Work
Leather, Wood, Metal
Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room
Box: East Asian Masks from E.A.R. Stored: S2E
UND Art Collections Repository
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 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.
Wear on leather, discoloration throughout