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Tibetan Silver-plated Pendant Prayer Wheel

EAMMM 2004.34

Tibetan Pendant Prayer Wheel

The use of prayer wheels in Tibetan Buddhism is well known. It is a way of sending the power of prayers out through the worlds. This miniature version could be worn around the neck, or elsewhere, and be turned at will whilst going about one's daily business.

This example is believed to have been brought back to England by a Christian missionary in the 1920s.

Tibetan Pendant Prayer Wheel

Material: silver-plated copper alloy; coral bead
Length: 27mm
Diameter: 15mm (over bead)
Date: early 20th century CE
Place: Tibet

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