Prayer wheel, also called a revolving lection barrel, with scriptures written on the inside of the barrel. The monks chanted the 6-syllable mantra constantly while making these prayer wheels as they did not have paper available to fill the interior with prayers. Hand-painted kyungbur on all surfaces; the gold is 24kt. Made of Juniper which is the prescribed wood for sending prayers to the Wind Horse. The barrel is painted in a mandala fashion, with 6 rings. The top ring is a ring of gold as is the bottom ring. The second ring is the parasol. The 3rd ring alternates Zipaks and double dorjes. the 4th ring is a continuous 6-syllable Mantra of Avalokiteshvara, OM MANI PADME HUM. The 5th ring is a double set of gilded lotus petals forming a lotus throne. The concentric gold cirles on the frame represent torma offerings. The barrel lifts out of frame by lifting and tilting from bottom. The swivel mounts are metal. This prayer wheel comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity brush-signed by Tse Rang Don Dup, a monk at the Sange Monastery.
Age: circa 1988.
Dimensions: Frame H= 20.5" W=11.5" D=9.25" Barrel H=11" Diameter =7"To see more images and to read the iconography click here return to this page to purchase securely online or email email@example.com for other options
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 February, 2009.