Prayer scroll fragment, from a prayer wheelArtist(s)TibetanArtist NationalityTibetan (culture or style)Object Creation Date18th centuryMedium & Supportred and black ink on paperDimensions
2 1/4 in. x 7 in. ( 5.72 cm x 17.78 cm )Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
A fragment of a prayer scroll, that is, the text of a prayer printed in red and black ink on a horizontal strip of paper. Such texts were rolled up and placed inside a Tibetan "prayer wheel," a device that can be set spinning. By setting a prayer wheel in motion, a practitioner symbolically allows the efficacy of the prayer to spin out, as though in a centrifugal pattern, through the cosmos.Physical Description
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.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object TypecalligraphyAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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