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Prayer stone

Prayer stone

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved schist

  • Museum number:

    IS.41-1968

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Stones such as this carved with Buddhist prayers or deities are made in Tibet as acts of religious devotion. Tibetan Buddhists believe that by so doing they create spiritual merit that can benefit themselves and others. Prayer stones are laid on the tops and at the sdies of walls that in themselves become religious monuments.

Physical description

A prayer stone of dark grey schist carved in low relief with the figure of Ushnishavijaya.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved schist

Dimensions

Height: 40.5 cm, Width: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Prayer stone of dark grey schist carved in low relief with the figure of Ushnishavijaya, Tibet, 19th century

Materials

Schist

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

Deities

Categories

Ceremonial objects; Religion; Buddhism

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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