Indian and Himalayan Art
Prayer Wheel (Mani-Lag-Khor)Made in Tibet, Asia
c. 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan
Silver, wood, copper alloy, paper, turquoise, ivory, and iron alloy
Currently not on view
1933-63-12Gift of Hannah Neil Wheeler in memory of Charles Wheeler, 1933
LabelIn addition to the prayers embossed on the surface of the wheel, immense numbers of prayers are written or printed on paper that is rolled around the wheel's shaft. Tibetan-Buddhist devotees spin the prayer wheel to multiply the prayers included on the wheel-thus activating thousands of prayers for each rotation.