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A Tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th Century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.
A tibetan prayer wheel, 18/19th century.

Decorated with the mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum' is written in sanskrit around the wheel. The interior filled with prayers. Height 49 cm.

Wear.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

8 000 - 10 000 SEK

764 - 955 EUR

Provenance

Aquired in Tibet in 1966.

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At the core of the cylinder is a "Life Tree" often made of wood or metal with certain mantras written on or wrapped around it. Many thousands (or in the case of larger prayer wheels, millions) of mantras are then wrapped around this life tree. The Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is most commonly used, but other mantras may be used as well. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers.

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Cecilia Nordström
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Cecilia Nordström
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