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Buddhism

1964/2.81
1993/2.36
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.
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.
1983/1.424
1972/2.347
1986/2.65
A portable painting (thangka) in gouache and gold pigment on sized cotton, framed with concentric borders of red and yellow figures silk, with an outer border of white satin with embroidered floral designs. The painting is designed to be rolled up when not in use.
1978/2.1
1996/2.45
A tiny tear-drop-shaped metal (copper?) pendant, edged with beading, serving as support for a minature seated image of a Dhyani Buddha, made of inlaid semi-precious stones and copper wire.  This may have originally been part of a necklace or tiara, or part of a brooch for a high-ranking monk's ritual costume.
2006/2.63
1961/2.81
Standing gilt bronze Shakyamuni Buddha with glass inlay.  One hand is raised in the form of the "fear not" mudra.  Stands on a pedestal in ornamented dress and crown.
2005/1.450
1989/2.147

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Asia — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:06 pm)
Buddhism — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:06 pm)
Deities — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:06 pm)
Religion — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:06 pm)

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