Portable Prayer Wheel
- Mongolia or Tibet
- 17th–18th century
- Silver, jadeite, rubies, and turquoise
- H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
- The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 57.2285
A pilgrim's lag 'khor (hand wheel) provides protection and offers the opportunity to gain merit in this lifetime. Pilgrims may carry them wherever they go.
PHOTO CREDIT: © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland