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A 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a simple wooden stick) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. A small metal weight, attached to one one side of the drum with a cord, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist. The drum in his case is of hammered metal, with incised patterns of Buddhist auspicious symbols.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.423
An example of a 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a wooden stick, with simple incised line designs) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. Here the drum is elaboratedly decorated with rows of inset turquoise stones, as well as a row of Sanskit letters in bone.  A small weight of bone attached to one one side of the drum with a metal chain, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.424
A finely cast miniature icon of the Buddha Amitâyus, seated on a double lotus pedestal.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
The Buddha Amitâyus, seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, holding a vase of amrita (the elixir of long life)
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1980/2.279
A necklace of turquoise, mountain coral, and dzi (patterned agate) beads strung on thread.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Necklace
19th century
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.60
A fragment of a horizontal scroll, which would originally have been rolled up and tucked inside a Tibetan prayer wheel, with the text of a prayer printed in red and black ink.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer scroll fragment, from a prayer wheel
18th century
Museum Purchase
1959/1.158
A fragment of a horizontal scroll, which would originally have been rolled up and tucked inside a Tibetan prayer wheel, with the text of a prayer printed in red and black ink.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer scroll fragment, from a prayer wheel
18th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
1987/1.195.13
A woodblock print on paper; the block was quite worn, resulting in broken or smudged lines.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Shakya Senge: Padmasambhava as a young monk
20th century
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
1973/1.808C
A silk hanging scroll with images of members of a pantheon of gods.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Tibetan Thangka Hanging Scroll
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
2012/1.271

Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Thangka
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.54

Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Thangka
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.53

Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Teapot with Lid
Gift of Marie Woo
2019/2.98A-B
A woodblock print on paper; the block was quite worn when the print was made, resulting in an impression of poor quality.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Padmasambhava in Yabyum (Divine Union)
20th century
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
1973/1.808B
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